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Scoochie & Skiddles: Scoochie's Adoption Story


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A story about love being all it takes to make a family a real family, nothing else!

A story about a family just like any other brought together by love.

Scoochie proudly tells others kids about her family which includes her birth mom, her sister, her two adoptive dads, and a new adoptive sister who is on the way! The story brings to light how love is the only thing important in the making of a family and how everything else can vary from one household to the other.

The story itself – as well as the artwork – focuses on diversity, which is bound to make children of different types of families feel included and connected.

The story Scoochie shares of her adoption is very sweet, paints everyone involved in a positive light, and shows that belonging to a family is very simple – just as simple as loving your child at first sight.

Both kids and parents (or caretakers) are bound to enjoy this story as it explores family dynamics, allows children whose situation is similar to Scoochie to relate to a character in a children’s book finally being similar to them, encourages kids to ask questions rather than be judgmental of others just for being different, and promotes love as the key element of a beautiful family.

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From the author of Scoochie & Skiddles in Fun at Gramma's, comes the much anticipated next release in the Scoochie & Skiddles series.

In Scoochie's Adoption Story, Scoochie takes you on the journey of her and her daddies’ adoption experience, telling of the many distinct processes related to adoption. Most importantly, she expresses her respect and positivity for her birth mom, while exuding immense pride and endless love for her two daddies and soon to be adopted sister. The book honors and celebrates families of all types and structures and is an uplifting story about the bond family.

Narrated by the book's main character, it is told in child-friendly language with adoption concepts presented in a manner that are easy for children to understand. Through text and illustration, the story represents a wide variety of families and sends a strong message of diversity and inclusion. A perfect reading book for all families.

Those who may enjoy the book include:
All families and all children
Parents looking for books on diversity
Birth parents
Adoptive parents
Adopted children
LGBT parents and allies
Diverse / mixed race families
Adoption professionals
Individuals and couples considering adoption
Social Workers and Counselors
Teachers and Guidance Counselors

About the author

Tom is a NJ Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has worked with at-risk youth for most of his career. He has truly come to appreciate the value of sharing one's experience with others. Tom lives in Southern New Jersey with his husband, Elliott, their two adopted daughters, two dogs and a cat. view profile

Published on January 30, 2022

0-1000 words

Genre: Picture Books

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