Waiting to Adopt: Older Sibling Adoption Books

As your family grows and you decide to adopt again, or for the first time if your child(ren) is/are biological, you need to consider the excitement and anticipation your child(ren) is feeling. It’s important to educate your child(ren) about open adoption and prepare them for his/her newborn baby brother or sister. We’ve found the article “Preparing Your Child for An Adopted Sibling” for tips on talking with your child(ren) about adoption. We also recommend checking out books specifically for older siblings to help them engage during this new and exciting time in your lives!

My New Baby And Me: A First Year Record Book For Big Brothers And Big Sisters
The Big Sibling Book: Baby’s First Year According to ME

I’m a Big Brother

Dora the Explorer – Big Sister Dora
– (DVD)
I’m Going to Be a Big Sister!

I’m Going to Be a Big Brother!

Babies Don’t Eat Pizza: A Big Kids’ Book About Baby Brothers and Sisters
  (includes adoption)
Is That Your Sister?: True Story of Adoption
– (cross cultural)


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