Adoption is about love for the child, not that the child was not wanted. This heart warming book is aimed to help children and parents understand what one birth mother was thinking when she decided to adopt. Written in her perspective, she tells her child the reasons why she chose adoption for her baby. A great conversation starter for parents, or companion book for adopted children to discuss with other children, this is a unique journey for any child of any age.
Page 1 This is a story about love. This is a story about a gift from God that became an even greater gift to a family. This is a story about a beautiful baby whom I gave birth to. This is the story about you.
Page 5 I was faced with a very difficult choice. I could keep you and raise you myself, or I could search for the right parents that would raise you with their family. There were so many things that I had to think about. I was not just thinking about myself, I was thinking about you. Most important, what would be best for you.o:p>
Page 10 I found the perfect parents and they were very excited about you! They were just what I had wanted for you. They told all of their friends and family that they were going to be bringing a baby home. Everyone was so happy to be welcoming you into the world.
Page 18 Always know that I love you. Adoption does not mean that I gave up. Adoption does not mean you were not loved or not wanted. Adoption means you have more than one family who loves you. Adoption means you will always be in my heart, whatever I may do. Adoption means I wanted the best for you.
Kelsey Stewart is a first time Author/Illustrator who has a unique perspective into adoption. She has been through two adoptions as a birth mother and hopes that this book will help children and adults everywhere understand why a mother might choose to place her child for adoption. Kelsey has lived a full, productive and happy life since her journey as a mother began and considers herself incredibly blessed. She currently resides in Southern California with her husband and their two sons.