Today I’d like to share a special book for those of us who have chosen international adoption as a way to build our families:
Babies Come From Airports
by Erin Dealy (author) and Luciana Navarra Powell (illustrator)
“Some babies come from the hospital,
Some babies come from airports,
but all babies come from love.”
This lovely, diverse picture book shows the joy of welcoming a new child into a multiracial family. In this case, a family waits excitedly for their new sibling to come off of an airplane in the arms of their mother. The illustrations capture the family’s emotions and the interest of others who watch them at the airport. I especially appreciate this one that shows a boy with his father who doesn’t look like him. We have had numerous experiences with people confused by the appearance of our family.
Babies Come From Airports is a wonderful addition for family and library collections. It should be read to encourage all children to understand that although families are different, each has its own special story. I’m looking forward to sharing it with our next generation.
The trajectory of our family changed when we flew to South Korea to bring home our daughter, Christina Mee.
We were blessed a few years later when Gregory Hwan came home.
Each child has their own story and we are so thankful that their stories became a part of ours.
And too quickly they grew up…
I would like to encourage families to consider international special needs adoption. Yes, our children had special needs. If you have any questions, please contact me. I’d love to share more with you.
Considering adoption? Consider Holt International.