The journey of adoption is beautifully depicted with the comforting imagery of a poppy flower who is welcomed into a garden family. It is a charming story of "seeds" being planted in the perfect place - exactly where they belong. Children and adults will enjoy this simple yet meaningful story and homespun illustrations. The book's loving approach helps children to understand adoption. Andrea Nepa has captured the essence of adoption and family, and has illustrated it beautifully with images and poetry that even a small child can comprehend and enjoy.
“What a charming story of ‘seeds’ being planted in the perfect place, exactly where they belong.”- LeAnn Thieman, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Adopted Soul "An adoption journey is beautifully depicted with comforting imagery of a poppy flower that is welcomed in a garden family. Children and adults will enjoy the simple yet meaningful story and homespun illustrations." - Stacy Dori, regional director of foster care &; adoption services, Friendship House, Scranton, Pennsylvania “A charming and loving approach to help all children understand adoption. Andrea Nepa has captured the essence of adoption and family, and has illustrated it beautifully with images and poetry that even a small child can comprehend and enjoy. I highly recommend this book for children to share with their parents.” - Steven G. Dubin, Esquire, Adoption Attorney, myownchild.com “I read this book and really liked it. We personally have eight adopted children and will help about 175 families to adopt children this year.” - Vicki Dalia, safehomesforchildren.org &; director of A Birthmother's Choice
Andrea Nepa Bio:Andrea Nepa is the mother of an adopted Vietnamese daughter named Leah. In 2001, Adoptions from the Heart assisted with the international adoption. Andrea dedicated her book to her daughter: "For my dear Leah, whose journey in her young life has already taken her to far away and unexpected places." In 2006, Leah was diagnosed with cancer. She is currently in remission. Andrea lives with Leah and her husband, David, in Haddonfield, New Jersey. She is a registered dietitian for the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
My Review: I found this a delightful book and it deals with adoption in a sensitive way. Its a great way of explaining adoption to children, both children who are adopted and other children. This will also be good for children adopted from different countries. It is good to see this sort of book out for adopted children.