Author(s): Sherrie Eldridge
Heart-warming and playful, Forever Fingerprints uses a common occurrence - a relative's pregnancy - as a springboard for discussions on birthparents. Lucie is excited to feel a baby moving in her Aunt Grace's tummy but it makes her think of how she understands her adoption story in a different way. The tools offered in this book help her to create a unique connection to her birthparents, allow how she is feeling to surface and to be discussed, and give Lucie's parents the chance to reinforce their love for her, to empathize with her feelings and to honour her past. This book is ideal for adopted children aged 4-8.
Sherrie Eldridge's adoptive grandmother, who worked as the the social worker on her case, placed her in the loving arms of her mum and dad at ten days of age. Never in her wildest dreams did Sherrie imagine carrying her own granddaughter by adoption, Megan Grace, in her arms. Affectionately known as Mimi to all her grandchildren, she is more convinced than ever that adoptees share a special bond, no matter the age span. Just as her highly acclaimed book Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew blends authenticity and tenderhearted compassion for parents and the children they have adopted, so does this book, written just for you.