Recently, I received copies of a wonderful story about adoption, written for young children. The Child in Our Hearts: A Story of Adoption is written by Paul Janson and illustrated by Kevin Scott Gierman. What makes this story unique is that there are several different versions of the book. Paul and Kevin have addressed multiple family situations where adoption has been considered: single parents, "traditional" couples, and same sex couples. The story is straightforward, and the drawings are full of smiles for the children who see this book. My son was intrigued to see the different versions, and he readily accepted that children might be adopted into different family settings. It's all about the love of the parents for their child.
Some versions of the book have also been translated into Spanish and Italian.
More information about this book and how to purchase a copy can be found at http://www.childinourhearts.com.