Soup du Jour:
Today, in honour of Adoption Awareness Month, we look at a “clump” of four books that invite us to stop and think about our own ideas of family and to share those thoughts with the little people who have made our families possible.
Ingredients (books discussed):
Suggested Side Dishes (related books):
- I Love You Like Crazy Cakes
- Bringing Asha Home
- Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born
- Every Year On Your Birthday
- The Family Book
- It’s Okay to be Different
- Wendy E. Betts has a great list of books on the topic of adoption here.
You can find more information about adoption at Moonrattles, an online community for tweens touched by adoption and fostering.Jump into Today’s Soup (feedback): Join the conversation by clicking the Comments link below or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second Helpings (transcript of podcast):
My first little sister died at birth. I was 2. She lived less than 2 hours. Our world came crashing down. But it was the 1960’s and within a year, my parents were able to adopt a beautiful newborn baby girl: a sister for me and as much a part of the family as any of us.
When our little brother was eventually born and we were all old enough to torment each other, the rules of (more…)