Tuesday, November 23, 2010
In Praise of Adoption
Not only is November "National Adoption Month," but today is "Michigan Adoption Day" as well. Adoption gets so little attention usually (unless there is a scandal to report) that I didn't want to let the day pass without notice.
Our company's first publishing adventure happened because of adoption. The Dragon's Daughters Return was a labor of love in many ways and one of our key goals with the book was to honor the strength and diversity of adoptive families in the United States. While our book deals specifically with international adoption from China, we are gratified by how well it resonates with children and parents of domestic adoption as well.
As a designer, and now as an independent publisher, creating a book that is meaningful to children, parents and educators on a subject as personal as how we form our families has been the source of great satisfaction.
Congratulations to all the new families celebrating today.
[In the photo above, some of the children featured in The Dragon's Daughters Return get there first look at the book at our publication party.]