What is a Mama? A mama is someone who is always there for you. She makes you your favorite food, takes you to the park, and kisses your boo-boos better. Some mamas didn't hold you in their belly, but they will forever hold you in their hearts. Mamas come in all different shapes, colors, and ages, but they all have one thing in common. They love you!
I Wished for You: An Adoption Story For Kids (Marianne Richmond) by Marianne Richmond
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
"Mama," said Barley. "Tell me again how I'm your wish come true." Thus begins this beautiful story for adoptive families. I Wished for You: An Adoption Story follows a conversation between a little bear named Barley and his Mama as they curl up in their favorite cuddle spot and talk about how they became a family. Barley asks Mama the kinds of questions many adopted children have, and Mama lovingly answers them all. With endearing prose and charming watercolor illustrations, I Wished for You is a cozy read that affirms how love is what truly makes a family.
Honestly Adoption: Answers to 101 Questions About Adoption and Foster Care by Mike Berry
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Discover What Adoption and Foster Care Really Look Like If you are considering adoption or foster care or are already somewhere in this difficult and complicated process, you need trusted information from people who have been where you are. Mike and Kristin Berry have adopted eight children and cared for another 23 kids in their nine-year stint as foster parents. They aren’t just experts. They have experienced every emotional high and low and encountered virtually every situation imaginable as parents. Now, they want to share what they’ve learned with you. Get the answers you need to the following questions, and many more: Should I foster parent or adopt? How do I know? What is the first step in becoming an adoptive or foster parent? What are the benefits of an open versus closed adoption? How and when do I tell my child that he or she is adopted? How do I help my child embrace his or her cultural and racial identity? Honestly Adoption will provide you with practical, down-to-earth advice to make good decisions in your own adoption and foster parenting journey and give you the help and hope you need.
Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Adoption: 101 Stories about Forever Families and Meant-to-Be Kids by Amy Newmark
Publisher: Chicken Soup for the Soul
A reissue of Chicken Soup for the Adopted Soul, this updated collection has even more heartwarming and encouraging stories—your favorites from the original, plus new bonus stories—all about the joy of adoption. Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Adoption will encourage and uplift you with its touching, personal stories about forever families and meant-to-be kids, with insight into what adoption is all about and what it’s really like to be adopted. You’ll be inspired by this special compilation that celebrates the bonds between parents and children.
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