My Fairy Birthmother
Written by an adoptive mother and child, My Fairy Birthmother is a one-of-a-kind adoption storybook that invites young readers to embrace and heal the inherent loss around adoption with new eyes, a renewed spirit and a hopeful heart.
Because the story is told from the child’s point of view, My Fairy Birthmother gives children validation and a positive perspective on their families of origin, provides a language from which to talk about their beliefs and feelings, and empowers them to see their birthmothers, like the proverbial Fairy Godmother, as spiritual guides and guardians, whether or not they ever meet.
In this story, families follow the flight of their child’s fairy birthmother through life’s milestones and moments, feeling her purpose and presence on each page with the help of beautiful illustrations that include her subtle appearance.
Rooted in connection, courage and compassion, the authors’ intention for this book is to facilitate honest dialogue and authentic self-expression for adoptive families and to offer a keepsake gift for those birthmothers who lovingly participate in the placement of their children into adoptive homes. (34 pages, 2018)
Author: Avery Hunter
Additional Author: Mary Huron Hunter