Gotcha Day: A Carried In My Heart Adoption Story for Children

Gotcha Day: A Carried In My Heart Adoption Story for Children


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Gotcha Day: A Carried In My Heart Adoption Story for Children by Rebecca Tabasso, Bonnie Lamaire

A very special day is coming up-only Suzie isn't sure which one...

When Suzie's mom tells her a special day is coming, Suzie is very excited and begins guessing. Could it be Valentine's Day? Or St. Patrick's Day?

Suzie's mom can't resist letting Suzie make guess after guess as Suzie's imagination journeys through many possibilities trying to figure out which special day her mother is so excited about. It's not Christmas, but there will be a big celebration. No, it's not one of "the special days for presidents and kings," but it does celebrate history-their family history. And there will be balloons and cake and maybe even presents, but it's not a birthday.

With just a few more clues, Suzie figures it out: it's her Gotcha Day! That's the day her family celebrates the date they became a family, the day they recount first holding her and bringing her home and show her all over again how special she is and how much they love her.

Gotcha Day is a celebration in itself with warm illustrations, a story full of guesses and laughs, and even a removable Gotcha Day certificate. Families can personalize their child's name and the date they became a family. "Let it hereby be known that your Gotcha Day is a very important date in our family history and how happy we are to have Gotcha!"

Adoptive parent and author Rebecca Tabasso's debut is a loving-and fun-way to talk to children about adoption. As comforting as a warm embrace, her sweet story renders a heartfelt portrait of the special place an adoptive child's Gotcha Day holds in their family's history. Full of laughter and love, Gotcha Day: A Carried in My Heart Adoption Story for Children is the perfect avenue for families to share with their child their own adoption story, traditions, and joy their child brings to the family.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615631325
Publisher: Carried In My Heart Books
Publication date: 08/29/2012
Pages: 34
Sales rank: 407,206
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.09(d)

About the Author

Rebecca Tabasso was adopted at the age of three months to loving parents who were open about her adoption and fully supported her when she had adoption related questions. As an adult, she adopted two infant sons of her own (now eleven and fourteen). In 2010 she designed and launched, a comprehensive online adoption resource dedicated to the well-being of the adopted family, including a vast collection of online resources and a community for peers across each leg of the adoption triad. She actively participates on the statewide Inter-Agency Committee on Adoption along with state family services resources and local adoption agencies and professionals. A member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, she is committed to providing, through engaging children's literature, quality tools that parents can trust and share with their children to reinforce key adoption messages. Tabasso resides in Newark, Delaware with her husband and her two sons.

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