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Posted August 28, 2007
The book Welcome Home, Forever Child is a wonderful children's book! This one is different from the children's books I've reviewed in the past, as this one is written particularly for children who are NOT adopted as infants. There is a whole different set of issues and questions that go along with a child who is adopted at an older age. They may remember experiences shared with birth and/or foster families, and have questions about how long they will be with their 'new' family. If you've adopted a toddler, preschooler, or older child, then this book is a MUST for your family! Author Christine Mitchell shares a story of love and the meaning of adoption in rhyming words that children will love to hear and easily understand. It will help create a bond with adoptive parents, and explain to the child what 'forever' means. The illustrations are so sweet. The author has used cats as the characters in the story. I love this because it makes the book appropriate for any type of adoptive situation- transracial, etc. The book starts out by talking about all the important milestones that may have been missed by the adoptive parents, but goes on to primarily focus on all the 'firsts' that are to come, with a promise of being there to share in them. I am sure this book will be one that you will read over and over again with your child(ren).
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Posted August 28, 2014
This book is wonderful! My husband and I were hoping to find a book that would help us to start a conversation with our foster children about their upcoming adoption and boy did we hit the jackpot. This book really helps them look to the future at all the things we will do together and not dwell on not being there for milestones that have already passed. I had tears the first time reading it and am glad we made the purchase!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 23, 2007
This reassuring and loving book for children adopted as toddlers and older is illustrated with paintings of a cat family, all of whom have different patterns and colors. It is a much needed addition to the home libraries of transracial and multiracial families, as well as public libraries & schools.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.