Anna Maria DiDio
Bestselling Adoption & Children's Book Author
Many People to Love
All adoptions begin with the trauma of separation and loss.
There are joyous feelings and loving emotions, but there can also be sadness and maybe even anger. A unique book about adoption, Many People to Love is told from the point of view of the adopted child. This book is appropriate for adopted and foster children of all ages to explore the seesaw of responses when acclimating to a new family. Many People to Love will encourage open and honest exploration about what children are thinking and feeling within their own unique family.
“Many People to Love is a beautifully written children's book which encapsulates some of the challenging aspects of a child's adaptation to a new culture. Having worked with adopted children and families for over a decade, I have seen the challenges… as they begin their new life together. Anna Maria DiDio does a beautiful job of telling this story and it is a perfect tool for parents. I highly recommend this book for adoptive families!” Karen Springs author of Adoption Through the Rearview Mirror
“[T]his sensitive and beautifully illustrated children’s book…[is]touching and deeply attuned to the inner experience of children going through this monumental change in their young lives. … [It] provides valuable insights for those parents who may struggle to comprehend the …challenging behaviors of their adopted child. I highly recommend this book.” Ellen Singer Coleman, LCSW
All Carla ever wanted was a family. But when she was adopted, her new home felt different and strange. There were so many confusing and mixed-up feelings inside of her as she adjusted to unfamiliar food, language and culture - missing all of the things that she used to do. Will Carla ever feel at home? Will she learn to love her new family?
Many People to Love includes:
The top five reminders for every adoptive, foster or blended family.
Links to adoption resources including helpful books, websites, coloring pages, recipes, and more.
Colorful realistic illustrations that will help open the parent/child discussion on a wide range of behaviors, emotions, and feelings that are part of the adoption or foster-parenting experience.
Read this book at story time, extended family or sibling reading time, reading aloud or quiet reflection. It’s the perfect gift for a child or loved one on Christmas, holidays/birthdays, or other family celebrations.
If you are the parent of an adopted or foster child, or if your child has a friend who was adopted, you will want to share this book.