Including More Than 450 Adoptee-Recommended Titles!

  • 100 Adoptee-Authored Books from the Decade 2010-2019

    100 Adoptee-Authored Books from the Decade 2010-2019

    To commemorate the end of the decade, Adoptee Reading has curated a list of 100 adoptee-authored books published between 2010 and 2019. This is not a comprehensive list; we were forced to leave out numerous additional titles in order to get down to a perfect one hundred. We’re excited and encouraged to discover such a…

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  • Twenty-Four Adoptee-Authored Books Published in 2018

    Twenty-Four Adoptee-Authored Books Published in 2018

    Edited 2/28/19: Since we published this post back in December 2018, we’ve discovered four additional books by adoptees that were published in 2018, bringing the total up to twenty-four! This has been a big year for adoptee literature. In 2018, we posted twenty twenty-four new books written by adoptees! For your holiday shopping convenience, here…

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  • 15 Books by Transracial Adoptees

    15 Books by Transracial Adoptees

    Transracial adoptees are those raised in families of a different race than their own. Sometimes these adoptees were also born in different countries than the ones they live in as adopted people. We can all learn much from these adoptees about issues of racial and cultural identity. Here are fifteen books written by adult transracial…

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  • 10 Books Written by Male Adoptees

    10 Books Written by Male Adoptees

    There is currently an imbalance in the number of adoptee-authored articles, blogs, and books being written by women vs. men, so it can be difficult for male adoptees to connect with others like themselves. Here are ten books–memoirs, novels, and a poetry collection–written by male adoptees. A Wealth of Family: An Adopted Son’s International Quest…

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  • 9 Anthologies of Adoptee Voices

    9 Anthologies of Adoptee Voices

    Adoptees come from a variety of backgrounds and have formed many different viewpoints about their experiences. These anthologies comprised of stories, essays, letters, and poems by a multitude of adoptee authors celebrate this complexity. The Adoptee Survival Guide: Adoptees Share Their Wisdom and Tools Edited by Lynn Grubb Thirty adoptee authors provide support, encouragement, and…

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  • 10 Adoptee Memoirs about Complex Reunions with Birth Family

    10 Adoptee Memoirs about Complex Reunions with Birth Family

    Many adoptees who have reunited with their birth family members know that adoption reunion is not always the easy, happy event portrayed in popular media. Here are 10 memoirs written by adoptees that detail complex reunion experiences. A Single Square Picture: A Korean Adoptee’s Search for Her Roots by Katy Robinson At seven years old,…

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  • 5 Books by Baby Scoop Era Adoptees

    5 Books by Baby Scoop Era Adoptees

    The Baby Scoop Era — from 1940 to 1970 — was a period during which an estimated 4 million mothers in the United States relinquished babies for adoption. Here are five books written by adoptees born during this time frame: Ithaka: A Daughter’s Memoir of Being Found by Sarah Saffian Adopted as an infant twenty-three…

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