Talking about adoption, birthparents, abandonment, race, and China with my kids. That's not all we talk about -- but reading this blog, you'll think it's all we do!!!!!
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Zoe's Book Review
At Home in This World by Jean MacLeod illustrated by Qin Su
Review by ZOE
What the Book is About: A nine -year-old girl's adoption story, and needing pieces of her life that is like a puzzle. She was adopted from China and wonders if her face is like her birthmother. She thinks about her birthmother. Her story is a lot like mine. She loves her parents and wouldn't want another Family, but she thinks she'll always miss her birth family.
What I Like About the Book: That her story is like mine. She was adopted like me and she thinks about her birth family like me.
What I Didn't Like About the Book: Nothing!
How the Book Helped Me: By helping me understand that adoption is hard, and that it's OK to think about my birth family. Some people are mad that their birthparents let them go and some aren't. Some kids that are adopted don't mind that their birthparents let them go and some what to talk about it with their forever family. Some kids want to forget about how their birthparents let them go and just want to have fun with their forever family.