A great book for parents who already have children and are adopting a child with autism. In this heartwarming story, Callie, the big sister, talks about how much she loves her brother, Charlie, who has autism. Callie describes what autism is and talks about her brother’s strengths and challenges. This book offers developmentally appropriate information for children to understand what autism is.
Purchase here: Written by Holly Robinson Peete
47 Strings is a valuable book that can be used to teach children about Down Syndrome. This may be helpful for parents that already have children and are adopting a child with Down Syndrome. This book gives insight into Down Syndrome while being age-appropriate for children.
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An inclusive and empowering book that encourages children to embrace their differences and be proud of who they are. The book was inspired by Sofia Sanchez, a model and actress with Down Syndrome.
Purchase here: Written by Margaret O'Hair
A great story for adoptive parents to help aid in or begin the discussion of their child's adoption with their child. Your child’s origins are very important to relating to and understanding your child. This book can help you and your child develop a deeper understanding of your loving relationship and set a foundation for a confident and proud future.
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This story is a great way for parents to share with their kids their emotions and feelings while adopting their child. It is a great way to create strong emotional bonds with your child and to show them just how much you love them.
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A great book for adopting parents who already have children. “Meili, who is six years old and adopted from China, learns that her parents are going to adopt a baby from Haiti. Meili isn't happy. Their family is just right as it is. But as Meili begins to accept the idea of a sibling, she realizes the importance of being a big sister and finds that a new addition can be just right for their family too."
Purchase here: Written by Silvia Lopez