Little Lucy's Family by Eleanor Gormally is a wonderful book to open up discussions with children about adoption. Based off of the author's real life experience of adopting her daughter, this illustrated story is in the point of view of a little girl named Lucy, who's mom and dad went all the way to Russia to adopt her. A great way to introduce the topic of adoption to kids and the many different ways that a family can be made up.
Little Lucy's Family tells the story of how Lucy's adoptive parents traveled to Russia to adopt her, how they brought her home, and how they ultimately became a happy family. With the increase in parents adopting from overseas, ethnically-mixed families are becoming more common, yet they still face unique issues. This book addresses many of those issues in ways that children can understand and appreciate, and it helps children celebrate their past while realizing the love they have in their new families. While Lucy is from Russia, the lessons in this book are universal to children adopted from any country.
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