Dr. Seus, The Lorax, and Kid Movies With an Adoption Theme

Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax” is coming to theaters this Friday, and though I’m no longer a child, I’ve got to admit that I’m still excited…almost as excited as I was to see the Muppet Movie, which exceeded my high expectations. “The Lorax” is my favorite Dr. Seus book, narrowly edging out “Horton Hear’s a Who.”

One of my favorite quotes from “The Lorax” is a simple one, but personifies Dr. Seuss’ ability to make words come to life:

“‘Mister’ he said with a sawdusty sneeze,

‘I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees.'”

Here’s hoping that the movie is able to keep the magic of the book.

If you’re looking for Children’s movies that have characters who are adopted or has an adoption theme, there are many options, including:


– Kung Fu Panda 1 and 2

Angels in the Outfield


Movies with an adopted character and/or an adoption theme for older children include:

– The Blind Side

– Star Wars

– Off and Running – a great documentary about transracial adoption and child identity.

What are your favorite children’s movies with an adoption theme?