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Fostering and Adoption

Books to help parents talk to children about fostering and adoption.

 

The book cover of The Most Precious Present in the World by Becky Edwards

The Most Precious Present in the World by Becky Edwards

Taking the form of a dialogue between a little girl called Mia and her adoptive mother, this book explores questions that might preoccupy an adopted child. Mia wants to know why she looks different to her adoptive parents and why her birth parents didn't want to keep her.

Reserve The Most Precious Present in the World on the Essex Libraries catalogue

 

The book cover of Flora’s Family by Annette Aubrey

Flora’s Family by Annette Aubrey

"Let's sit with Dad," smiled Flora's mum. "We have something to share with you, see. When you were a small, tiny baby, you became part of our own family."
Explore the issue of adoption as Flora's mum and dad explain to her how she became part of their family.

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The book cover of One Marble a Day by Camille Gibbs

One Marble a Day by Camille Gibbs

Carl has not always lived where he lives now and had lots of super sticky stuck days when he was waiting for his new family. He still has days when his head is so full of muddles that he just wants to run, jump or hide. What he really wants to know is how long will he be staying. A reassuring story for children who have been placed for adoption or who are waiting for a permanent family.

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The book cover of A Safe Place for Rufus by Jill Seeney

A Safe Place for Rufus by Jill Seeney

Rufus the cat lives with a family who looks after him, feeds him and gives him lots of cuddles. He feels happy and safe, especially when he is lying on his favourite cushion. But he didn't always feel this way. The family that Rufus used to live with were not kind to him at all and he struggles to escape from his bad memories.

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The book cover of Dennis Duckling by Paul Sambrooks

Dennis Duckling by Paul Sambrooks

A simple open story featuring Dennis Duckling and his sister who are unable to live with their mum and dad on the pond anymore, so they move to live with another family of ducks by the river.

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The book cover of Chester and Daisy Move On by Angela Lidster

Chester and Daisy Move On by Angela Lidster

Intended for use with children who are moving on to adoption. Tells the story of Chester and Daisy, two bear cubs who are going to be adopted, and discusses how they feel about what is happening. Includes activities and questions.

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The book cover of Finding a Family for Tommy by Rebecca Daniel

Finding a Family for Tommy by Rebecca Daniel

Aimed at pre-school children, this book provides carers and social workers with an opportunity to discuss the meaning of family and belonging. It can be read in preparation for a move from foster care and during introductions to permanent carers or adopters.

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The book cover of Sparks Learns to Fly by Judith Foxon

Sparks Learns to Fly by Judith Foxon

Spark the dragon lives happily with his parents and baby sister, Flame, until his mum and dad start fighting. When the children get injured, they have to go and live with a foster carer, who helps them understand their situation and come to terms with their problems and painful emotions. The simple story and colourful illustrations make this book ideal for social workers. foster carers or residential workers to use with children aged four to seven who have been affected by domestic violence.

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The book cover of The Story of Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson

The Story of Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson 

Tracy is ten years old. She lives in a children's home but would like a real home one day, with a real family. Meet Tracy, follow her story and share her hopes for the future.

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The book cover of Saffy’s Angel by Hilary McKay

Saffy’s Angel by Hilary McKay 

Caddy, Saffy, Indigo and Rose are as colourful as the paint chart that inspired their names. When Saffron finds that her name is not on the chart, she discovers that she was adopted. This is the start of her adventurous search for a stone angel.

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