Birthday Gifts Giveaway
Around here, birthdays aren’t complete without a gift or two. Why should WAGI be any different?
Wish I could give you all a gift–but with an average of 1,200 pageviews a day, I’m thinking that won’t work. Gifts for one will have to do.
EMK Press has offered a giveaway just for us in honor of our birthday worth over $50. If you don’t know about EMK Press yet, go check them out. EMK Press publishes books for adoptees, adoptive families, foster families, and adoption professionals. And, on top of that, in their commitment to support adoption and children, they offer a bunch of resources, articles, and links for parents, teachers, social workers, adoption agencies, therapists and extended family all online.
One winner will receive a copy of the very popular text that we have listed on our resources page – Adoption Parenting: Creating a Toolbox, Building Connections. In this book, over 100 contributors have come together to weave a tapestry of advice within its over 500 pages specifically for parents from those waiting to bring their child home to the seasoned adoptive family. It’s a text you are going to want on your shelf.
The winner will also receive their choice of one of the following children’s books:
Forever Fingerprints: An Amazing Discovery for Adopted Children was written by adoptee Sherrie Eldridge. In this children’s book, Sherrie 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.
We See the Moon was written by Carrie Kitze from the child’s perspective, asking the questions that may dwell in their hearts about their birthparents: What do you look like? Where are you now? Do you think of me? It allows children to use the moon as a way to connect with a family who is always with them in their hearts even though questions may remain unanswered. Though illustrated with beautiful Chinese Peasant paintings, this book would be helpful for all internationally adopted children.
Reviewed here on WAGI early on, I Don’t Have Your Eyes, also by Carrie Kitze, is for the child who looks different from his or her parents. This multicultural book encourages your child to look beyond physical features he or she has on the outside and look inside instead.
And, just to sweeten the birthday gifts ever-s0-slightly more, The Sparrow Fund is offering one piece of handmade African jewelry of your choice from their Etsy store where they raise money to support adoptive families in Kenya as well as for the grants they give to adoptive families on our side of the world. And, there are some gorgeous pieces there, if I can say so myself. Go check them out and see for yourself–and feel free to buy a few.
If you are not already, become a follower of this blog, then leave a comment on this post with whatever you want to say before Wednesday the 17th at 10pm EST. It’s just that easy. Winner will be chosen randomly and announced after that.