October 15, 2011
Adoption: Red in the Flower Bed Book Review
Adoption is a topic that is very near and dear to my heart. It has touched the lives of many families, including my own.
We were blessed through adoption with my handsome nephew in 2005, so when I was given the opportunity to read Andrea Nepa’s book, Red in the Flower Bed, I was beyond thrilled.
This book is great for children and parents alike. It’s warm and touching, and actually brought tears to my eyes. It’s nothing shy of a wonderful read and a great way to introduce your children to the joys of adoption.
Red in the Flower Bed takes the reader on the journey of a little seed that fell from a poppy flower, except the soil that it lands in is too dry for the little seed to grow. The poppy flower lovingly wishes its tiny seed farewell and allows the wind to whisk it away to another land where it can flourish and grow.
The poppy seed finds itself in a distant place, welcomed and loved by many other flowers. The tiny seed then blooms into a beautiful poppy flower!
Andrea Nepa is the adoptive mother to Leah. It was through the assistance of Adoptions from the Heart that in 2001 she was blessed with this little miracle.
Andrea dedicated her book to her daughter:
“For my dear Leah, whose journey in her young life has already taken her to far away and unexpected places.”
In 2006, Leah was diagnosed with cancer, and is currently in remission. Andrea now lives with her husband, David, and Leah in Haddonfield, New Jersey. She works for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as a registered dietitian. If you would like to get to know more about the brilliant author, Andrea Nepa, you can follow her on her Facebook page.
I fell in love with Red in the Flower Bed and highly recommend it to anyone who has been touched by adoption or is looking for a way to help their children understand the beauties of the adoption process on a level that they can comprehend.
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