A Mother for Choco if about a little bird who can't find a mother who looks like him, but he find a mother that doesn't look anything like him and they become a family. It is a sweet book, and I hope it will help Samantha as she tries to come to terms with the fact that James and I do not look like her.
I guess this second book, Lifebooks is really more for me than it is for her. The author is a woman who was adopted at a young age and who works in social work. She has also adopted a child through the foster care system. Adoption is such a different process than giving birth. Instead of ultrasounds and doctor's visits and pictures of mommy with a baby belly there are fingerprinting appointments and meetings with your social worker and lots of training. I hard a hard time finding a baby book that was written for an adopted child that had room for everything that I wanted to include for Samantha. So I bought a scrapbook when I caught them on sale at Michael's and I began saving and collecting information for it. I got this book to help me as I began to write Samantha's story. It has a lot of good suggestions for pages and topics and it has example pages written in simple language for young child. I'm going to finally start working on Samantha's scrapbook tomorrow.