My daughter has a good friend named Caleb. He has been around our family for the past several years. A few years ago he started making observations about our family. He told my daughter on several occasions that because the boys are adopted, she doesn't have any "real" brothers. I overheard these comments and asked him if since the boys aren't real brothers, if I was their fake mom. He said, "Well, yeah. Kinda."
I didn't know how to address this with him. I then received the book What is Adoption? for review. I asked Caleb to read it and if he wouldn't mind submitting his own quick review.
After spending several minutes reading, he brought the book back to my desk. "Caleb," I asked. "Has this book changed your mind and feelings on what a real family is and that Jordan's brothers are her brothers?"
His eyes widened, he nodded his head, and simply said, "Yeah."
He then handed me a note with his review that read:
"A great book to learn about friends who are adopted."
How can I give a stronger, more positive review than that?
Cover Art for What is Adoption? Helping non-adopted children understand adoption courtesy of Wisdom Press.