Why was I adopted? What was it like where I was born? How did you find me? Children have many questions about adoption. With a perceptive text and dynamic photographs, the creators of this book demystify adoption for young children and celebrate the joy that comes with adding to a family.
About the Author
Shelley Rotner is the award-winning author and photo-illustrator of more than thirty books. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Sheila M. Kelly is a clinical psychologist who practiced for thirty years in western Massachusetts. A native of Saskatchewan, Canada, she currently lives in Austin, Texas.
"This introduction to adoption for very young children stands out in its clear, accessible approach to a topic that many adults may still find difficult to address . . . A valuable resource to help explain their backgrounds to adopted children or to introduce the concept to anyone wondering about adoption."—Kirkus Reviews
"A simple, conversational text and loads of colorful, engaging photos broadly cover how and why families are formed through adoption. . . . Young children . . . will find the straight-forward discussion reassuring and easy to understand."—Horn Book Magazine
"With beautiful, close-up color photos of loving families on every page, this joyful celebration of adoption also addresses the questions many adopted children want to talk about . . . Kids will want to talk about all the big issues, starting with those int their own families."—Booklist
"[a] clear and reassuring introduction to the topic of adoption."—Publishers Weekly
"Rotner's experience as a photojournalist is evident in her excellent compositions and vibrant images of children playing, laughing, and smiling with their new adoptive families. . . . The language is nonjudgmental and empathetic."—School Library Journal