Searching for…The You We Adore, by Valerie Westfall
“Our Love searched the whole world for the you we adore. We longed to open our hearts to the one we were waiting for…” In The You We Adore, love circles the globe climbing with pandas and swimming with dolphins searching for a child already loved from the heart. The author provides parents an opportunity to dialogue with young children about their unique adoption story and express, “You are loved and adored.”. Children will be captivated with the joyful adventure and playful illustrations. Lyrical text makes it a fun read-aloud for families. This is a heartwarming love story written for the joy of every adopted child.
Daffy & I were thrilled to receive a copy of Searching for…The You We Adore! In the past few weeks, we have read this book countless times. It has been a great segway to talking about how much we adore Daffy and how much we value her being a part of our family. Daffy was able create enough ownership of the story that she cut out her own picture and glued it to the heart on the last page of the book!
This book is a timeless addition to our collection of adoption themed books! The illustrations are fantastic and Valerie does an amazing job of connecting children of all different walks of life through the places the parents search for their child (city, ocean, jungle). This books tops my list of highly recommended adoption books for children.
Freelance writer Valerie Westfall holds a degree in Business Marketing. Her career choices demonstrate a common thread of love for art and children. Since graduating college in 1983, Valerie has managed an art gallery, imported art and furnishings for The Phoenician Resort, worked with first graders, and now writes for children. The author lives in Texas with her husband and two sons. Searching for…The You We Adore is Westfall’s debut picture book. While her inspiration to write this story was drawn from a childhood friend with adopted children, Valerie has long understood the important role that love plays in a child’s life.
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