International adoptions have steadily increased over the past decade, yet there is a surprising lack of resources to introduce the beauty of adoption to children. Adopted children want to know their story. Siblings want to know what to expect. Parents want to know how to convey the deep love they feel. "Mommy's Heart Went POP!" is a children's book that brings the beauty of international adoption to the entire family through a simple story of love for a child. It includes rich illustrations depicting a universal journey and resources for families exploring their own adoption journey.
"The special love of an adoptive parent provides an opportunity for an exceptional kind of story. Mommy's Heart Went Pop is just such a tale. Anchored with rich illustrations, the strong bonds of international adoption are tenderly presented and provide a wonderful tapestry for adoptive parents and adopted children to embrace their extraordinary relationship. It is a book that will touch your heart with the love and care that all children so richly deserve."
Wess Stafford, President and CEO
"With lyrical grace and a poignant simplicity, Mommy’s Heart Went Pop captures the tender love at the heart of adoption. It comes as a gift to all who’ve been touched by adoption—children and parents, relatives and friends."
President, Christian Alliance for Orphans
"Mommy's Heart Went POP! will warm your heart and inspire you to see adoption with a different pair of eyes. There is no greater love God could have shown us than to adopt us into his family and call us sons and daughters. In the same way, the opportunity for us to adopt extends this kind of love to little boys and girls around the world that the Father has lavished on us."
Tom Davis – adoptive father of two
CEO Children's HopeChest,
Author, Fields of the Fatherless and Priceless: A novel on the edge of the world
"Being a transracial adoptive family we have not found many books that represent our point of view. I’m thankful for the way Mommy’s Heart Went POP! celebrates adoption through a story that resembles our family. It will be a welcome addition to our kids' bookshelves."
Jason Locy, adoption advocate and author of Veneer: Living Deeply in a Surface Society
“As an adoptive-only mom, I’m always looking for ways to convey the love and excitement I felt over becoming our son’s mom. Mommy’s Heart Went POP! captures these emotions perfectly, allowing the entire family to celebrate and understand the blessing of adoption.”
Michele Cervone Scott, Author of Praying Through Your Adoption