Seeds of Love: For Brothers and Sisters of International Adoption
Written by Mary Ebejer Petertyl
Illustrated by Jill Chambers
Adding a new baby to the family is an exciting time for young children. It can also be a stressful one--especially if you're a young child whose parents will be traveling abroad without you to complete an international adoption.
Seeds of Love is a beautifully illustrated story about just such a girl.
Seeds of Love helps brothers and sisters of international adoption work through their feelings about being separated from their parents during this important time. Carly's story also gives parents fun and practical ideas for easing their children's anxiety prior to international adoption travel.
"This charming story is a gem to be shared. Petertyl has written a wonderfully sensitive story that is sure to help children cope... and filled a void in children's adoption literature."
Adoptive Families Magazine
"Lovingly written and beautifully illustrated, Seeds of Love provides a critical link between parents who must travel abroad to adopt, and their children who must endure their absence. ... a must for all who have to be temporarily separated in order to build their family."
Dana Johnson, M.D. Ph.D.
International Adoption Clinic
Univeristy of Minnesota
"One of the nice things about Seeds of Love is that it has story and charm that transcend its purpose."
Author of Yolanda's Genius
1996 Newbery Honor Recipient
When Carly finds out that her parents will be traveling without her to bring home her new sister, she becomes worried.