“What’s A Foster Family?” {Book Review}

Whats a Foster Family

My husband and I are foster parents and have been for about 7 months. We do not currently have bio-children yet but have had our 2 boys (brothers) for about 6 months. They are our first and only placement besides doing respites, here and there. So with them, although they are too young to understand what is happening, the 2 yr old do struggle with the idea of sharing “mommy” and “daddy”. So we often hear “my mommy” or “my daddy”.

I was contacted by a fellow blogger whom recently wrote a book for children explaining “Whats a Foster Family”. I was thrilled to read a book about fostering dedicated to children.

Book Description: Alex’s an only child who’s used to having Mommy and Daddy all to himself. So when his parents start doing foster care and little Malik joins their home, Alex’s not so sure he’s happy about sharing.

The book starts off with the dad & mom sitting down and talking to Alex about their decision to be foster parents and bring other children into the home. I like the idea of calling the bio mom “tummy” mommy for toddlers because they can better relate and understand. Throughout the book Alex tried to understand what it means for another child to come into there home and “invade” his space.

This book was a cute, easy read. It was easy enough for children to understand and stay connected. I read it to my 2 yr old and he enjoyed looking at the pictures.

There were some parts that I thought could have been more descriptive when the mother was trying to help Alex understand but I had to remember that this was for toddlers so it was good and to the point.

The illustrations were good but I wish it could have been a bit more multiracial. In my own household, I am black and my husband is white. We currently have 2 black children but have had white children as well. We’re open to any race and being in foster care the possibilities to receive a child of a different race is very high. Also our case worker is mixed Hispanic and Black. We love being a diverse family and would love to see more relate-ability in the characters. But over all it was great read and I think a great addition to our collection of books {or ebooks}.

If your interested in getting a copy, you can get it here. {This is an affiliate link and I may receive a small percentage from your purchase at no extra cost to you.}

Meet the author:

Anne Garboczi Evans is a mental health counselor, military spouse, author, and mama to an opinionated little toddler named “Joe-Joe.”Anne and her husband are getting licensed as foster parents in Colorado, so soon their house will be exploding with little voices, little feet, and diapers, diapers everywhere.

 

 

Have you read any great books about foster care that you thought were great? Please share below!

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