Meet Chelsea - a young girl who was adopted. Chelsea invites you to learn about adoption from her perspective and introduces us to two friends of hers who were also transracially adopted. Chelsea and her friends help children understand what it means to be adopted, the experiences and challenges that follow the adoption process, and how they can help.
Accessible and informative, this illustrated book is an ideal introduction to adoption for children aged 7+ and is a great tool for encouraging discussions for families, teachers and professionals working with adopted children.
Anne Braff Brodzinsky is a parent to adoptive, step and biological children. She currently works as a clinical psychologist in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the author of The Mulberry Bird: An Adoption Story, also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Rosy Salaman is an artist and illustrator who studied History of Art at Bristol University and Illustration at the Chelsea College of Art and Design. She lives in London, UK
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