|By Max Lucado, Illustrated by Toni Goffe|
Although not written with adoption in mind, this book is works well for it. It teaches children about their divine nature, speaks with tenderness of a parent’s unconditional love for a child, and declares the security of family relationships. Some of my favorite lines in the book are these:
And since you are so special, God wanted to put you in just the right home…
where you would be warm when it’s cold,
where you’d be safe when you’re afraid,
where you’d have fun and learn about heaven.
After lots of looking, God sent you to me.
And I’m so glad He did.
As with many such books, this one can be considered a "stepping off" point for telling your own story as it is easy to personalize within the cadence of this book your own family beliefs, values, and series of events.