"Babies and Birth Moms and Bellies, Oh My!"

The personalized adoption storybooks we created for our children have made "adoption" an everyday word in our house.

Adoption storybooks helped this family open up about their adoptions
When the questions finally came, I didn't find them as hard as I'd imagined. And when I relayed the conversations to my partner, Jody, she was sad about missing out on the moments I shared with our children during the day, while she was at work. I credit my niece, Tina, for my five-year-old children's sudden interest in whose belly they came out of. Tina, her husband, and their son, Jack, join us for a weekly playdate. For months, Crystel ...

When our two children began to ask questions — lots of questions — my partner and I found answers in homemade adoption storybooks.


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