Welcome Home, Forever Child: A Celebration of Children Adopted As Toddlers, Preschoolers, and Beyond

Welcome Home, Forever Child: A Celebration of Children Adopted As Toddlers, Preschoolers, and Beyond

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by Christine Mitchell
     
 

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Finally..a book that genuinely celebrates a young child joining their forever family past infancy. With its touching message of love and reassurance, and whimsical illustrations, Welcome Home, Forever Child is sure to be cherished by children and parents alike. While best suited to children ages two to eight, this gem will undoubtedly be enjoyed by older children as… See more details below

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Finally..a book that genuinely celebrates a young child joining their forever family past infancy. With its touching message of love and reassurance, and whimsical illustrations, Welcome Home, Forever Child is sure to be cherished by children and parents alike. While best suited to children ages two to eight, this gem will undoubtedly be enjoyed by older children as well. Most children's adoption books reflect infant adoptions, and may not be appropriate for the older child who spent their early years in foster care or an orphanage. Welcome Home, Forever Child is a much needed book that social workers and therapists will want to recommend to families who adopted their child past the age of two. The book helps parents reassure children of their permanent place in the new family, and of how much they are wanted and loved. It will also make a very special and meaningful keepsake gift for a child upon joining his or her new family, upon finalizing the adoption, or upon the anniversary of either event. READ WHAT TOP ADOPTION AND PARENTING EXPERTS ARE SAYING ABOUT WELCOME HOME, FOREVER CHILD: "I truly enjoyed reading this book. Children will love the pictures and delightful rhymes. This book helps adopted kids to celebrate life and activities in their adoptive home while providing a framework to understand their infancy in another place. This book will be useful in helping children bond to adoptive parents." - Foster Cline, M.D., co-author with Jim Fay - Parenting with Love and Logic and Parenting Teens with Love and Logic "A great way to help young children to understand what adoption and forever means in their lives. Parents and children will love to see the many firsts they will share while grieving the ones they missed. Fun illustrations and the rhyming cadence are sure to delight the preschool set." - Regina M. Kupecky, LSW - co-author with Gregory Keck - Adopting the Hurt Child and Parenting the Hurt Child "This book provides reassurance to child

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781425963040
Publisher:
AuthorHouse
Publication date:
12/28/2006
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
413,477
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.08(d)

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We wished so long for a child like you,
and then at last our dreams came true.
It seems that in His way God knew,
He'd found the perfect home for you.
You were past diapers, bottles, and cribs;
you would need no more booties or bibs.
Though we weren't there for your first word,
we're grateful that our prayers were heard.

What People are saying about this

Jayne Schooler
"Christine Mitchell truly captures the heart's desire of an adoptive parent welcoming an older child into their home. Written with warmth and understanding, Christine captures hope for the adoptive family and most of all, hope for the new child. Welcome Home, Forever Child will be a great book to keep on the night stand of every toddler or pre-school child coming home."--(Jayne Schooler, adoptive parent and author of several books on adoption, including Telling the Truth to Your Adopted or Foster Child and Journeys After Adoption.)
Mary Hopkins-Best
"This book provides reassurance to children and parents that a lifetime of important memories can be created regardless of the age at which a child joins his or her forever family. The rhymes and delightful illustrations will appeal to children from toddler age through middle childhood."--(Mary Hopkins-Best, Toddler Adoption: The Weaver's Craft)
Regina M. Kupecky
"A great way to help young children to understand what adoption and forever means in their lives. Parents and children will love to see the many firsts they will share while grieving the ones they missed. Fun illustrations and the rhyming cadence are sure to delight the preschool set."--(Regina M. Kupecky, L.S.W., co-author with Gregory C. Keck, PH.D., Adopting the Hurt Child and Parenting the Hurt Child)
Foster Cline
"I truly enjoyed reading Welcome Home, Forever Child. Children will love the pictures and delightful rhymes. This book helps adopted kids to celebrate life and activities in their adoptive home while providing a framework to understand their infancy in another place. This book will be useful in helping children bond to adoptive parents."--(Foster Cline, M.D., Co-author with Jim Fay, Parenting with Love and Logic and Parenting Teens with Love and Logic)

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