Is there a book you loved that you think we should include in the Adoptee Reading catalog? Please complete the form below to submit your suggestion to us.

PLEASE SEARCH THE SITE FIRST TO MAKE SURE THE BOOK YOU HAVE IN MIND IS NOT ALREADY IN OUR CATALOG. Use the search box or check the lists by author’s name.

PLEASE ONLY SUBMIT YOUR BOOK SUGGESTION ONE TIME. Submitting the same suggestion multiple times will NOT increase the chances of the book being added to our catalog, but it will slow down the process by unnecessarily taking up more of our time. Also, do not ask your friends and family to also submit the same book suggestion, as this will also unnecessarily take up more of our time.

If you are an adult adoptee, you may suggest any adoption-themed book or any title written by an adoptee, including yourself. (Note that we do not accept suggestions from anyone under the age of 18.)

If you are not an adoptee, you may only suggest:

  • a book written by an adoptee, or
  • a non-adoptee-authored book for which you can provide a positive published review written by an adoptee.
  • please note that children’s books authored by adoptees under the age of 18 also require a recommendation by an adult adoptee before they will be listed on this site

Please note that in order to uphold our goal of creating an adoptee-centric resource, the following books will not be approved:

  • books from which sales profits directly benefit adoption agencies, attorneys, or other facilitators

Books not meeting the requirements outlined above will not be added to our catalog.

The Adoptee Reading catalog is updated as time permits, and new books are added according to our editorial discretion. Once you’ve submitted your suggestion, there is nothing more you need to do. We will email you when your suggested title is added to our catalog.

Thank you for your help in growing Adoptee Reading!