Adoption is a beautiful thing. It’s also a very complicated subject, fraught with emotion, loss, and hope. It’s no wonder that so many books have been written about it. If you’re looking for the best books about adoption for adults, here are a few that come highly recommended.
The first book on our list is The Adoption Experience: Parents Adopt Children and Children Adapt to Adoption by Pauline Boss. This book is considered the bible of adoption, and for good reason. It’s packed with information about the adoption process, the different types of adoptions, and the effects of adoption on both the children and the parents.
If you’re looking for a more personal account of adoption, you might want to check out The Baby Trail: A Journey into the Heart of Adoption by Lisa Jones. This book chronicles the author’s own journey through the adoption process, and her experiences as an adoptive parent. It’s a moving and honest account of the highs and lows of adoption.
For a different perspective on adoption, you might want to read The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption by Kathryn Joyce. This book takes a look at the dark side of the adoption industry, and the sometimes unscrupulous people who profit from it. It’s a sobering read, but an important one.
No list of the best books about adoption would be complete without mention of The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v. Wade by Ann Fessler. This book tells the stories of women who were pressured into giving up their babies for adoption in the years before abortion was legal. It’s a heartbreaking read, but an important one.
These are just a few of the best books about adoption for adults. If you’re looking for more, there are plenty of other great options out there. Adoption is a complex and emotional subject, and there are many different ways to approach it. The best way to find the right book for you is to talk to other adoptive parents, or to your adoption agency, and see what they recommend.