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This weekend we had a picnic with some other families adopting from Ethiopia from our area.  One family was the Cavitt family that I previously blogged about.  They adopted their beautiful daughter from Ethiopia 6 years ago.  I loved hearing everyone share pieces of their adoption journeys.  One of the best things about the day was Pam Cavitt brought a stack of Ethiopian, African, and adoption children's books to show everyone.  She graciously email us a great list.

Here is her list.  I'm excited to say that I found several of these books on half.com for 75 cents.  If you are adopting, or need a gift idea for someone who is adopting, or just want your kids to know more about Africa and adoption, here are some ideas.


  • The Long Ride by Don Regier (this is the two-way book about the Chinese orphans waiting for their family and the American family waiting for their Chinese daughters/sisters)

Another mom at the picnic added this book to the list:


Since Pam Cavitt's daughter has such gorgeous hair, Pam was also generous to share some hair resources.

Update:
Our adoption agency, AWAA, just sent out an email with a list of adoption books for children.  I thought I would add them here:

PRESCHOOL TO AGE 8
Double Dip Feelings by Barbara Cain (ages 2-8 )
Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born by Jamie Lee Curtis (ages 2-8)
Susan and Gordon Adopt a Baby by Tony Geiss and Judy Freudberg (ages 2-8)
A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza (ages 2-8)
Over the Moon: An Adoption Tale by Karen Katz (ages 2-6)
Horace by Holly Keller (ages 2-8)
Beginnings: How Families Come to Be by Virginia Kroll (ages 4-8)
Families Are Different by Nina Pellegrini (ages 4-8)
All Kinds of Families by Norma Simon (ages 2-8)
W.I.S.E. Up!sm Powerbook by Marilyn Schoettle (ages 6-12)


CHILDREN AGES 9-12
The Mulberry Bird by Anne Brodzinsky (ages 7-12)
Adoption is for Always by Linda Girard (ages 6-12)
Why Was I Adopted? by Carole Livingston (ages 7-12)
The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson (ages 9-12)
W.I.S.E. Up!sm Powerbook by Marilyn Schoettle (ages 6-12