Finding My Forever Family – Explaining Adoption
Some of my readers may know that I wrote a children’s book explaining adoption in 2019. Finding My Forever Family is a personalised or customised adventure story about adoption. But, what sets it apart is that your heart-baby is the main character and, in it, he or she learns about adoption, what an extraordinary journey it is, and how they found you – their Forever Family.
Research has shown that the most positive and beneficial way to tell a child that they’ve been adopted is never to tell have to them at all, but to make it a natural part of their upbringing. When they don’t even have to question that they were adopted, they are going to benefit the most. By reading this book to them from very young, they naturally see that this story is about them.
The book is an A5, soft-cover book with 24 to 26 full-colour pages.
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A Bit of Background Info
I’m a heart-mom to a teenager. Our family is a little different from the mould. We understand that different families have different dynamics, and contexts that shape them. I understand trying to answer hard questions with answers that are easier to process.
In 2018, an adoptive mother approached me because her social worker had suggested that she write her son a book to tell him that he hadn’t been born from her. I wrote a short story for her. But, it wasn’t an adventure story – it was just a narrative that explained adoption in a gentle way.
I knew that I needed to write an adoption book – one with fun, adventure and my own voice. I wanted to make this available to other adoptive families. So, I began talking to and working with a number of respected social workers, play therapists, and adopted children around the country. It became clear that this book needed to tackle some very complex issue in a kind and loving way.
This book is designed and written to help your heart-baby to know that they are adopted, but to learn it in a natural, safe and gradual way. Reading this book to your baby from very young will help you to overcome one of the biggest challenges of how and when to tell your heart-baby that they’ve been adopted.