A little while back I got an email from Gayle. She asked me if I would consider looking at her book about adoption. After checking it out on Amazon, I told her I’d love to review it. Shortly after that, my copy of ABC, Adoption & ME arrived. I have to say that I am truly impressed.
I had never seen an adoption book for kids like this before. It is so unique because is uses every letter in the alphabet to talk about lots of adoption topics. I especially like the letter F – it is for Family. Birth families, adoptive families – forever families.
Written by Gayle Swift and her adult daughter Casey Swift – ABC, Adoption and ME is a great book to sit down and read together because it gives adoptive parents the ability to discuss adoption with their children. Each letter’s topic is coupled with descriptive illustrations that creatively covers different aspects of adoption.
You can start reading it when your child is at an early age and it will be a book they can enjoy for many years.
My 7 year old daughter (whom we adopted as a newborn) read the book almost immediately after it arrived. She had a big smile on her face as she read it – and commented several times about how she thought it was an awesome book! She loved the pictures and I could tell how each page captured her attention.
This book is must have for adoptive families.
Don’t just take my word for it. Here are some reviews you can check out:
AdoptiveFamilies.com (they listed the book on their “Favorite Reads of 2013”)
The best thing about this book is that it is for children of all ages because they can all relate to the adoption topics talked about from A to Z. Author Gayle Swift even includes a section at the front of the book called “How to use ABC, Adoption & ME” that explains the various ways the book will help you as an adoptive family. Take a look inside the first few pages on Amazon.com.
QUESTION FOR YOU: What other adoption children’s book do you recommend? Leave a comment below.