"Adoptees Like Me" Books

A Special Series from Dr. Chaitra Wirta-Leiker

Adoptees Like Me book series

Exciting news!

I am in the process of of authoring & self-publishing a series of books for early elementary-age adoptees entitled “Adoptees Like Me.” This series will offer a safe space for young adoptees to learn about themselves.

Twelve books are planned, and four of them having working titles at this point. The series will feature young adoptees from an array of backgrounds!

You’ll get to know:

Marie in Adoptees Like Me

Marie (she/her) is a young Black adoptee
being raised by a single mother. She loves arts, crafts and reading!
We will first meet her in Marie Discovers Her Superpowers,
due to debut in late 2022.

Noah in Adoptees Like Me

Noah (he/him) is a young East Asian adoptee
being raised by a mother and father. He loves riding his scooter,
making comics, playing video games, and gardening!
His first book will be titled Noah’s Family Tree.

Alex in Adoptees Like Me

Alex (they/them) is a young South American adoptee
being raised by two moms. They love outer space, nature, and martial arts!
Look for Alex in Alex Celebrates Differences.

Casey in Adoptees Like Me

Casey (he/him) is a young multiracial adoptee
being raised by divorced parents. He loves singing, dancing, music, and fashion!
Expect to meet Casey in Casey Conquers Bedtime.

Mateo in Adoptees Like Me

Mateo (he/him) is a young Latinx adoptee
being raised by his grandparents. He loves cooking and science!

Jess in Adoptees Like Me

Jess (she/her) is a young white adoptee
being raised by two dads. She loves playing basketball
in her wheelchair and swimming!

I’m excited to work with Penny Weber on the project, an amazing illustrator who is personally connected to the adoption community! Anticipated release of the first book is 2022, so check back for details on ordering!


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