Not every family is created through birth. And while there are lots of beautiful books for children celebrating the addition of children to a family, such as "Baby Blessings" by Deloris Jordan, they do not address the specialness of building your family through adoption. "My Family Is Forever" by Nancy Carlson fills that gap.
Books for Children Ages: 2 years old and older
Recommended for Family Reading: This is a perfect book, even for older children, to introduce the idea of adoption and start some great discussions.
Related Discussion Topics: Adoption, what makes a family, loving each other, having things in common, appreciating both differences and similarities.
- Tell your child the story of how they came into your family - whether through birth or adoption.
- Draw a line down a piece of paper or poster board. On one side, let your child cut out pictures from magazines, color, or use photos to show the ways that they are different from the rest of their family. On the other side, do the same thing to show the ways that they are the same.
- Make up your own story about all the different kinds of families that you know. Tell the story with stuffed animals or puppets. Encourage your child to express their feelings through play as a way to open up for further discussion.
Children's Book Review Rating: 5 Stars - Beautiful Book