Forever Fingerprints: An Amazing Discovery for Adopted Children


For adopted children, learning about their beginnings and how they understand what that means to them is a process. It doesn’t happen at one point in time, but rather throughout the experiences of life. In this heartwarming children s book, Forever Fingerprints uses a common occurrence a relative’s pregnancy as a springboard for discussions on birthparents, where adopted children are before they are born, and how that makes one little girl feel about it. 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 honor her past. This book book resonates with 7 year old and adults who have discovered that the feelings and emotions are shared by so many. While it looks like a simple children’s book, this book helps parents and children create a family connection and strong foundation for discussing adoption questions. It’s a veritable toolbox for adoptive families with a parent guide at the end of the book on how to open adoption discussion and a wonderful connection to birthparents for every adopted person, regardless of their age, with their fingerprints. (2007)

Author: Sherrie Eldridge
Additional Author: EMK Press, Inc. a Division of EMK Group, LLC
ISBN: 0-9726244-3-0
Count: 1
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