Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Adoption Themed Children's Books

I want to move away from posts about my hysterectomy and focus more on adoption.

Believe it or not, I have had periods of time during the adoption wait where I was very zen about it. Right now is not one of those times. I know it's a combination of the holidays and the recovery from surgery that are making the anxiety worse. After 17 months of waiting, I am afraid nobody will ever choose us.

So, rather than focus on the wait, I decided to do a series of posts reviewing the adoption themed children's books that I have bought for our future child.

I have been collecting children's books since college and the baby already has a bookshelf full of books in his/her nursery. Over the past 17 months I have also added some that are adoption themed. I was not able to find very many in our local bookstores, so I ended up buying them online. It was hard to make decisions on them based on a cover picture and brief description. I figured other people may have run into the same problem, so some more information from me about the books I have already purchased may be helpful.

I feel like this is a great way to move my writing in a positive direction and may be helpful to others as well as healthy for me.


  1. My favorite adoption story was given to me as gift. It is I Wished For You:an adoption story. I just love it. I think it is a good one to read while you wait too.

  2. I am excited to read your reviews :) I really need to start buying children's books, or at least get my old ones from my parents.

  3. Great idea, I look forward to your suggestions! I can recommend staying away from the fairy tale Rapunzel - someone gave it to Elfe as a gift, and I just about choked when I came to the part about the evil witch taking the baby away from the sad, sad parents...

  4. I totally want to know! All the ones I have found are either cloyingly sweet or kind of insulting... Bring it on!

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