I Wished for You: An Adoption Story

I Wished for You: An Adoption Story

by Marianne Richmond, Rose


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"Mama," said Barley. "Tell me again how I'm your wish come true."

Thus begins this beautiful story for adoptive families. I Wished for You: An Adoption Story follows a conversation between a little bear named Barley and his Mama as they curl up in their favorite cuddle spot and talk about how God chose them to be a family. Barley asks Mama the kinds of questions many adopted children have, and Mama lovingly answers them all.

With endearing prose and charming watercolor illustrations, I Wished for You is a cozy read that affirms how love is what truly makes a family.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781934082065
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 01/28/2008
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 71,193
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: AD560L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Beloved author and illustrator MARIANNE RICHMOND has touched the lives of millions for nearly two decades through her award-winning books, greeting cards, and other gift products that offer people the most heartfelt way to connect with each other. She lives in the Nashville area. Visit www.mariannerichmond.com.

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I Wished for You: An Adoption Story 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
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BraxtonsMommy More than 1 year ago
I bought this book to give to our son on our finalization day (within the next month). He's only 12 months old, but we are going to begin talking openly about adoption and how he is adopted as soon as he's able to understand words. This book made me cry the first time I read it. I wished so long for him. So hard for him and once I saw him, I KNEW my wish had come true. The author seemed like she wrote the book from my heart to my son. It was amazing. A PERFECT gift to give your child from his Mama.
Blueboyak More than 1 year ago
This story is just fantastic for those that have or are contemplating an adoption. It helps to explain to the child how you felt before as well as after the event. As you can tell from my ratings, I love this missive. Thank you Marianne Richmond.
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MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, Ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times Best-Selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, Motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books; Tara Paterson, Certified Parent Coach, and founder of the Mom's Choice Awards. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families. This book/product has earned this distinguished award.