I Wished For You - An Adoption Story
This book is heartbreakingly lovely to read to your adoptive child. Each child is different, but all will, at some point or another, ask questions about their birth family and how they got to be where they are now. This book is ideal to read together with the child from about age 3 to 8 or kids might want to read it themselves, even when they are older.
If you are an adoptive parent, I am sure you have been looking out for books on how to share your feelings with your son/daughter and how to answer their questions in a way they can understand. ‘I Wished For You’ has won a very prestigious Mom's Choice Awards Honors and when reading this book you quickly understand why. It touches the heart of parents and children alike and gives both sides a chance to sit down together and talk about things your child might always have wanted to ask without knowing how to.
Overall, it is a beautifully written and illustrated book based on religious beliefs of Mama Bear and Barley Bear snuggling up together and talking about their journey to becoming a family. It is a book that will tell the child how much their parents love and cherish them and, at the same time, gives the child a great opportunity to ask questions about their birth family etc.