Research has shown that adoptees do better when they know as much as possible about their adoption. Children grow up knowing that they have a Mom that gave birth to them, their birth Mom (or tummy Mom), and a Mom and Dad / two Moms / two Dads / a Mom / a Dad that raises them.
Openness is helpful for the adoptee. Many children think that they did something wrong that led to their adoption, for example, that they were an ugly baby, or cried too much. Parents can correct their erroneous thinking.
In many adoption books there is minimal information about the birth parents. This story tries to capture information, to the extent possible, about birth parents in the life of an adoptee. Even though your child has no contact with their birth parents, they may be wondering or worrying about them.
This book encourages a child’s questions and concerns so that they can be discussed and answered. It is important that your child understands where they come from and that it is okay to talk about their birth parents.