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Books for Children in Foster Care

Updated on September 22, 2014

Looking for kids books specific to foster care? Need a few books your foster kids can identify with? These books help deal with everyday life & the realities of what foster care means to kids. They help tackle those impossibly hard subjects in a kid friendly way. These books are great to have on hand for any foster home.

You can find books for just about any age to explain adoption or even just foster care to kids. Sometimes it really helps to get their mind around what's happening.

Billy Had To Move: A Foster Care Story


This story illiterates a child in kinship care with an unexpected death & parents that cannot be found. It's a touching story for both kids & adults....perfect for kids going thru a hard time.

Maybe Days

Maybe Days: A Book for Children in Foster Care
Maybe Days: A Book for Children in Foster Care

Maybe Days: A Book for Children in Foster Care

This book highlights all those fears foster kiddos have...when will I go home? Will I stay in care forever? Limbo is one of the worst things for these kids, how can you cope without knowing what will happen tomorrow? There is a extensive section in the back just for adults filled with helpful tips to get the kids thru these hard times.

Train to Somewhere

For ages 6-9


This book tells a heart tugging tale of the orphan trains, great for young readers in foster care this is a book many can relate to. This is for kids with a comprehension level of a 1st to 4th grader.

Is a Worry Worrying You?

Is a Worry Worrying You?
Is a Worry Worrying You?

Is a Worry Worrying You?

Kids with not so carefree lives tend to worry, stress & in general not cope well. This book describes how to deal with stress in a light hearted way with fabulous illustrations. It's all about problem solving & funny scenarios that will lift kids out of the dark spots.

Finding the Right Spot: When Kids Can't Live with Their Parents


This heartwarming story is great for foster kids about a girl living with her "aunt" until her mom can care for her again. This is written for any kids not living at home with their parents.

Murphy's Three Homes: A Story for Children in Foster Care


This is a charming story about a perky little dog that starts to doubt how lovable he is after a few homes. Finally he lands in the perfect home for him where he is loved & adored by everyone!

Zachary's New Home: A Story for Foster and Adopted Children


This fabulous story is about a kitten that is taken from his mother because she can't take care of him....he is later adopted by a pair of geese. He's not too happy about this & has a hard time coping at first.

The Invisible String


This book illustrates a fantastic way to describe adoption to little people. Explaining they are all still connected to everyone with invisible strings. It's a great book for Any kid.

A Terrible Thing Happened

A story for children who have witnessed violence or trauma

This book is outstanding for kids that have seen things no child should see, not specifically for foster children but always helpful to have on hand as a foster parent.

Outstanding Books Just for Foster Kids

There is nothing more comforting to a child than reading a story that relates to them & what they are going thru. it's a simple way to connect with the kids & help them deal with the situation they are in. What kid doesn't love story time?

Rosie's Family; An adoption story


Planning to adopt from Foster care? This is an adorable book about a Beagle fitting in with a family of Schnauzers. You don't have to look alike to be a family or love each other!

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      aishu19 4 years ago

      Personally I didn't grow up in the US so the concept of foster care always made me feel overwhelmed. Can't imagine how those kids go through all that...glad these books are there to help the,, their friends and new family understand it better.

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