"Your baby has been born! She is wonderful. Come quickly and get her." Two would-be parents — and their extended family and community — have been waiting for the baby that will join their family. When they get word that she is here, they fly far, far away, eager to meet her for the first time! As the new family spends time together, the parents explain to their daughter why the woman who grew her "like a flower" placed her for adoption, and reassure her that, "Forever and always we will be your mommy and daddy. Forever and always you will be our child."
With vibrant illustrations and gentle text, this story, based on author/illustrator Karen Katz's experience adopting a baby from Central America, provides a loving introduction to one family's adoption story in a way that even young children can understand, making it an excellent choice to share with children from all families.
"A happy, colorful book about a man and woman dreaming of their soon-to-be-born adopted baby, receiving the news of her birth, and flying to the 'faraway place' where they meet their child. Based on Katz's experience adopting a Central American infant and bright with mixed-media illustrations suggestive of folk art, this is a book for adults to use with children who were adopted in similar circumstances... both text and pictures are suffused with anticipation and joyful welcome at the baby's arrival." — Kirkus Reviews
|4 - 8
|Jul 1, 2001
|Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)