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Forever Fingerprints: An Amazing Discovery for Adopted Children

by Sherrie Eldridge

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Meet Lucie - she is a rambunctious, inquisitive, seven-year-old girl who was adopted! Lucie has lots of questions about everything. When Lucie's pregnant Aunt Grace and Uncle John come to visit, new curiosities bubble into Lucie's mind. What does the baby do in there? Does he eat? That night Lucie has an amazing dream, that her birth parents are a king and queen who live in a castle. She knows she grew in her birth mother's tummy, but if her birth parents lived in a castle, why didn't they keep her? The next day, Dad helps her to make an amazing discovery - he tells her how to find a special connection with her birth parents, and how you can too! Forever Fingerprints is a heartwarming, fun story written for children aged 5-11 which uses an everyday experience to embark upon a gentle exploration of some of the difficult questions and feelings commonly expressed by children who are adopted. Adoption expert Sherrie Eldridge also provides a valuable 'Parent Tools and Activities' section, with ideas for creative activities and suggestions on how to explore issues such as belonging, identity, self-esteem and connection.… (more)
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This is a book I will have to re-visit later. Right now my daughter is too young to get much benefit from it. I like that the author links both sets of parents with the child and shows the adoptive parents as sad when the child is sad about not knowing her birth parents. I will re-visit and re-review this book in a year or two when it becomes a usable tool for us. ( )
  autumnesf | Dec 15, 2007 |
REVIEW: Forever Fingerprints is a story that deals with real issues that adopted children ask. It shows parents when and how to talk about adoption and birth with their children. It also helps parents to feel non-threatened while talking about their child's birth parents. It then gives the amazing genetic connection that every child has to the birth parents. It shows that each child is unique and special.
SOURCE: Lakewood Library
AGE: 3-6
  KayteeSchroeder | Mar 6, 2013 |
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Meet Lucie - she is a rambunctious, inquisitive, seven-year-old girl who was adopted! Lucie has lots of questions about everything. When Lucie's pregnant Aunt Grace and Uncle John come to visit, new curiosities bubble into Lucie's mind. What does the baby do in there? Does he eat? That night Lucie has an amazing dream, that her birth parents are a king and queen who live in a castle. She knows she grew in her birth mother's tummy, but if her birth parents lived in a castle, why didn't they keep her? The next day, Dad helps her to make an amazing discovery - he tells her how to find a special connection with her birth parents, and how you can too! Forever Fingerprints is a heartwarming, fun story written for children aged 5-11 which uses an everyday experience to embark upon a gentle exploration of some of the difficult questions and feelings commonly expressed by children who are adopted. Adoption expert Sherrie Eldridge also provides a valuable 'Parent Tools and Activities' section, with ideas for creative activities and suggestions on how to explore issues such as belonging, identity, self-esteem and connection.

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