Three Great Adoption-related Novels for Birth Mothers Considering Adoption
The term “summer reading” is not just associated with students. Any birth mother would benefit from reading a great book during vacation season! Reading, especially during the summer, is an amazing way to kick back, relax and escape from reality.
Are you looking for a page turner? Do you want to read a book that focuses on one topic? We have good news! Adoption Choices of Kansas wants to introduce our book recommendations for birth mothers considering adoption. for you to read about adoption. Here are our three great adoption-related novels for you to add to your summer reading list.
Book #1: Far From the Tree by Robin Benway
Benway asks a question that is very important in the adoption process: What does it mean to be a family? As you know, with adoption, you are still, and will always be your baby’s birth mother. We understand that you may have a lot of stress and anxiety when it comes to the word “family.” Even though you may not be physically living with your baby, the role that you have in his or her life does not change.
Benway helps to answer her question by focusing her book on a young woman named Grace. Adopted at birth, Grace learns that she is a middle child. This tempts her to explore more about her biological family, especially after recently placing her own baby for adoption.
Benway helps the reader to examine what the true definition of a family is. We highly recommend this read, and we know that you will enjoy it! To learn more, check out the book synopsis.
Book #2: The Secret Daughter by Kelly Rimmer
Sabrina is a new birth mother. At thirty-eight years old, she learns that she was adopted. Sabina is currently pregnant with her own child, and can’t understand the concept of a mother abandoning her child. She believes the whole concept behind adoption is a little bit absurd. So, she begins her search for her birth family.
The Secret Daughter helps answer the question, “What is the true meaning of adoption?” How will Sabina’s search go? Will she find success? Will she place her daughter for adoption? Reading this heartwarming story to find out!
Book #3: All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung
In her memoir, Chung talks about her international adoption and the kind of impact that it had on her. She was born prematurely in Korea and raised in a small town in Oregon. She believes that her birth family placed her for adoption in order to give her a better life. Throughout her story, she reveals what transracial adoption means to her and how it has shaped her identity.
Chung’s words come straight from her heart. She attempts to answer the question, “What does it mean to lose your roots within your culture, and what happens when you find them?” All You Can Ever Know is the perfect read for you if you are looking to learn what it means to be placed for adoption in the eyes of an adoptee, and what this could mean for your baby.
Why Should I Look into These Novels?
As a birth mother considering adoption for your baby, we know that you have many questions that are going through your head related to adoption. What type of adoption should I choose? Will my baby be happy and healthy with his or her adoptive family? Will curiosity arise after my baby learns that he or she is adopted?
These three adoption-related novels all focus on infant adoptions, but they all tell a different story. You would be able to learn about adoption through the eyes of a birth mother, as well as through the eyes of an adoptee. Adoption is such a special blessing, and we know that these summer reads will really help you with every step of the way in your adoption journey. So, what are you waiting for? Go read one (or more) of these novels today! We cannot wait to hear your feedback!
Meet the Author: Jason Legasse is a rising senior English major studying at Siena College in Loudonville, New York. He hails from the Albany, New York area, but has plans to relocate to sunny Venice, Florida with his mom come Fall. After completing his bachelor’s degree, Jason plans to study General Special Education at Meredith College, where he will earn a Master’s degree and use that to teach middle school Special Education.
Jason is a self-proclaimed introvert with Asperger’s who really enjoys writing. He has a huge passion for helping others, specifically those with disabilities. He is very excited to be working with Adoption Choices over the summer, and looks forward to learning more about the adoption process!