For many of the parentless children out there in the world, adoption is a dream come true. On the flip side, it can also be very challenging. Whether they’ve joined a family with biological children, or they’re in a home with or without other adoptive children, mixed emotions can come into play. It’s important to have many outlets for these children to express their emotions and realize that they are not alone.
Tell Tanner Tales: We’re Adopted is a story designed for adoptive children. Tanner, a Great Pyrenees puppy, was fortunate enough to be adopted at four months of age, when he came to live with Mama, Susanna, and two adopted cats. The book is written by a retired schoolteacher named Sandy Early.
I love that there are sections throughout the book for the child to write or draw as he or she reflects on some of the challenges that Tanner faces. Be forewarned, this is a long book so you will want to dedicate at least 45 minutes to read this book with your child. This is really more than a book, it’s a little project that you will want to take time for in order to encourage your child to express his or her feelings.
The book Tell Tanner Tales: We’re Adopted is available in paperback for $18.95 on Amazon.