VERY Happy National Adoption Day!
By Michael on November 16th, 2012
As I wrote about last year, November is National Adoption Month and tomorrow, November 17th, is National Adoption Day. A year after adopting Lydia, I’m thrilled that my son, Kian, who we brought home in May, will officially become a Strouse as part of our county’s celebration TODAY!
Like any family, each of my children has their own story. The process with Lydia was over a year of ups and downs. Kian, on the other hand, came to us unexpectedly. I was in the room when Lydia was born. We met Kian at a month old. Our parents were equally overjoyed, though, at their grandparenthood with both kids and continue to shop like crazy for them. (Thankfully, Kian gets less polka dots.)
If there are such different stories in one family, there are so many more possibilities when you consider all types of adoptions – International, domestic, closed, open, semi-open. So it is very difficult to find universally relatable books about adoption for kids.
One of our favorites is Tell Me Again About the Night I was Born. It’s one of those books that speaks simply to my experience with adoption that when my daughter brings it over to read, I always want to hold both kids just a little bit tighter.
Another beautiful book about adoption is The Red Blanket. With charming illustrations, this is based on the author’s own trip to China to adopt.
We Belong Together tells kids in a simple way that families may not all form the same way but they always share the same heart!
Finally, Little Miss Spider, is a great book that incorporates adoption into the story!
For those of you who’s lives have been touched by adoption, do you have a favorite adoption story?
Posted: November 16th, 2012 under More News. .
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