We prepare and prepare for these school assignments that we know will be a bit tricky for our Chris. We wonder how we will handle some of them and hope we make the right decisions.
And then the school goes and takes it easy on us. For his reading assignment this week, his fourth grade class was reading this story, I'm New Here. Go ahead; go check it out. I'm hoping this story is available at your library. Or maybe your kids use the Houghton Mifflin Readers too.
It was a story with so many parallels for my Chris that he smiled and nodded knowingly the whole way through. And since we have been home for a while now, he was just a perfect spot to talk about it. We had to pause after almost every paragraph as there was just so much Chris wanted to say.
There are so few books out there that really are able to relate, I thought I'd share the love. Finding books that spark these conversations are priceless.
** Edited to ask: What books have you found helpful to get conversations going with your youngsters that were adopted? Adoption related or not. It seems that the good ones are few and far between... Any suggestions would be appreciated!