Synopses & Reviews
All families change over time. Sometimes a baby is born, or a grown-up gets married. And sometimes a child gets a new foster parent or a new adopted mom or dad. Children need to know that when this happens, it’s not their fault. They need to understand that they can remember and value their birth family and love their new family, too. Straightforward words and full-color illustrations offer hope and support for children facing or experiencing change. Includes resources and information for birth parents, foster parents, social workers, counselors, and teachers.
Introduces young readers to the ways that families might change, including those times when a sibling is gained, when parents leave, or when a child joins an adoptive or foster family.
With simple text and vibrant illustrations, this wonderful book, filled with hope, support, and compassion, helps children to deal with such familial changes as divorce, new marriage, new baby, new foster parent, and new adopted mom or dad. Original.
About the Author
Julie Nelson is passionately committed to supporting society’s most highly stressed children. She is a teacher and home visitor for the Families Together Preschool, a nonprofit early intervention program, and an instructor at the University of Minnesota Center for Early Education and Development.