An Adoption Alliance, January 2003
We See the Moonby Carrie A. Kitze, Jinshan Painting Academy (Illustrator), Jinsham Painting Academy (Illustrator)
Many adult adoptees have gone through life wanting to ask questions about their birthparents, but felt the thoughts they have might make their parents uncomfortable. Then, these questions have remained unasked and unanswered. "We See the Moon" opens the adoption dialog at an early age by allowing the questions in your child's heart to be asked and discussed,
Many adult adoptees have gone through life wanting to ask questions about their birthparents, but felt the thoughts they have might make their parents uncomfortable. Then, these questions have remained unasked and unanswered. "We See the Moon" opens the adoption dialog at an early age by allowing the questions in your child's heart to be asked and discussed, creating the foundation for conversations to come.
This is a story written from the child's perspective, asking the questions that dwell in their hearts about their birthparents...What do you look like? Where are you now? Do you think of me? It will help children use the moon as a private tool to connect with a family that is always with them in their hearts.
This book has received extensive praise from parents who have read it to their children, commenting on how this has opened up channels of communication for them. While the images present with the text are from China, the sentiments expressed in We See the Moon are universal for all those who were adopted, regardless of country of origin. It also is not a book that will be outgrown. Adoptees at many stages in life have been touched by this book.
About the AuthorCarrie Kitze is the owner of an award winning packaging and strategic marketing consulting firm where she has written for a variety of media for the last 15 years. The adoptive mother of two daughters, she is active in adoption affairs. This book came from listening to adult adoptees and hearing what her own daughters might say.
An Adoption Alliance, January 2003
Founder FCC, Publisher, Adoptive Families Magazine
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- EMK Press
- Publication date:
- Product dimensions:
- 9.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)
- Age Range:
- 4 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
The founder and Publisher is Carrie Kitze, an adoptive mother of two children from China. She is active in adoption affairs and a speaker at a variety of adoption events worldwide on the topics of Adoption Parenting 101, Parenting with Narratives, Co-creating Lifebooks, Ceremonies and Rituals for adoptive families, and Discovering Differences, a workshop for Kindergarten through third graders. She is a regional Families with Children from China coordinator, and has written for Adoptive Families Magazine. She is the author of We See the Moon and I Don't Have Your Eyes and spends more time on publishing functions than writing functions these days.
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This is a delightfully and uniquely illustrated book which validates the young adoptee¿s feelings about his/her adoption and encourages children to incorporate the images of the Chinese paintings into their own stories. It is a charming idea to imagine the child perhaps singing the song ¿I see the moon, the moon sees me¿¿ and so the child knows that ¿China Mom and Dad¿ are present. With the imagery of the moon, the author creates the charming message that all humans live under its light and the sorrow of separation may be healed. Gisela Gasper Fitzgerald, author of ADOPTION: An Open, Semi-Open or Closed Practice?