A Carried In My Heart Adoption Story for ChildrenAuthored by Rebecca Tabasso
Illustrated by Bonnie Lamaire
A very special day is coming up-only Suzie isn't sure which one...
When Suzie's mom tells her a special day is coming, Suzie is very excited and begins guessing. Could it be Valentine's Day? Or St. Patrick's Day?
Suzie's mom can't resist letting Suzie make guess after guess as Suzie's imagination journeys through many possibilities trying to figure out which special day her mother is so excited about. It's not Christmas, but there will be a big celebration. No, it's not one of "the special days for presidents and kings," but it does celebrate history-their family history. And there will be balloons and cake and maybe even presents, but it's not a birthday.
With just a few more clues, Suzie figures it out: it's her Gotcha Day! That's the day her family celebrates the date they became a family, the day they recount first holding her and bringing her home and show her all over again how special she is and how much they love her.
Gotcha Day is a celebration in itself with warm illustrations, a story full of guesses and laughs, and even a removable Gotcha Day certificate. Families can personalize their child's name and the date they became a family. "Let it hereby be known that your Gotcha Day is a very important date in our family history and how happy we are to have Gotcha!"
Adoptive parent and author Rebecca Tabasso's debut is a loving-and fun-way to talk to children about adoption. As comforting as a warm embrace, her sweet story renders a heartfelt portrait of the special place an adoptive child's Gotcha Day holds in their family's history. Full of laughter and love, Gotcha Day: A Carried in My Heart Adoption Story for Children is the perfect avenue for families to share with their child their own adoption story, traditions, and joy their child brings to the family.
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