I read recently that multiracial children are one of the fastest growing segments of the U.S. population. I’m not surprised however…since bringing my adopted daughter home over five years ago, I have noticed a change in social attitudes. The number of mixed-race families is increasing due to interracial relationships, as well as an increase in transracial and international adoptions. Prominent Americans of mixed cultural heritage have also come into publicity lately highlighting the issues of multicultural people.
Supporting family, and especially young children, in these evolving social times can be challenging. We have turned to creative adoption related books for help.
Over the Moon, is a favorite of ours for obvious reasons. It features adoptive parents who have been dreaming of a baby girl and fly far away to bring her home. The illustrations capture the story perfectly!
I’m listing some other books here that hit the mark for supporting multiracial and adoptive families. In the spirit of being a resource for each other in this vast adoption community, I encourage you to leave a comment mentioning a book that you LOVE!
A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza
The Family Book by Todd Parr
Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born by Jamie Lee Curtis
Beginnings: How Families Come to Be by Virginia Kroll
Families Are Different by Nina Pellegrini
Adoption by Fred Rogers
The Magical Friendship Garden by Rebekah Barlow Rounce
Pancakes with Chocolate Syrup by Rebekah Barlow Rounce
The Best Family in the World by Susana Lopez