Monday, November 7, 2011

My Favorite Adoption-Friendly Kid's Shows

I love turning on adoption friendly shows for my kids to watch. They can be few and far between, but they are out there!

  • Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends - Miss Spider and her hubby Holley (who names a man-spider Holley?) have 5 little spiderlings of their own, but through other circumstances they become parents to a bedbug, a dragonfly and a jewel beetle. Miss Spider was adopted by Betty Beetle as a young spider herself. My favorite epi of this show is where Shimmer, the jewel beetle, wants to find her hatching place and she and Miss Spider go searching for it. But she and the other adopted bugs realize that it doesn't matter where you came from, as long as you know where you are now and that you're loved.

  • Dinosaur Train - The story of the Pteranodon Family circles around their three pteranodon (pronounced terr-an-a-don) children and the "one more egg" that wound up being Buddy the T-Rex who was immediately told he was a part of the family regardless of looks. Buddy wants to learn all about the different dinos since he knows he's adopted and even meets other T-Rexes but knows that Mr & Mrs Pteranodon are his parents.

  • Anne of Green Gables - This is a great show for your slightly older child (also a terrific book! Make your children read!). Anne comes from an orphanage and is adopted by an elderly brother/sister duo who wanted a boy to do farm work. Of course, Anne is charming and charismatic and they fall in love with her anyway. It's not always bright and sunny, but it offers a great perspective for an adopted child between the ages of 6 - 12. I can't wait to intro it to my children.
  •  Meet the Robinsons - If your son isn't too into Anne, why not give this movie a try? The main character, Lewis, lives in an orphanage and seems to scare off potential parents. After a series of chaotic events, Lewis is adopted by a family who loves him for who he is. 

There are many more, but these are a good starting point for your young adoptee and the family that loves them!


Related Posts with Thumbnails