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Monday, November 29, 2010

Adopted Ed - Book Review

I was recently given the opportunity to review a new childrens' book that's topic is Adoption. I don't know much about adoption first hand, though I know that Rusty & I have discussed wanting to adopt in the future.

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My Review:
I found Adopted Ed to be rather cute & colorful. It tells a story about a young boy being told he's adopted, being taunted at school, becoming curious about his biological parents and having to deal with all of it. The book is easy to read and is written much like a Dr. Seuss book, which I thought was a bit cheesy but is definitely something kids would like. Adopted Ed isn't just for adopted kids either, I think it's a good book for all kids to have if a parent wants to introduce/explain adoption.

About the Book:
This simple and beautifully illustrated story is about an adopted little boy and his journey through his early years. Sensitive and likable, we’re with Eddie the moment he learns he’s adopted. At school when he is teased by bullies about being adopted, his mom coaches him through the situation, which ultimately sets the course of his life with personal empowerment. Over time, Eddie feels a strong "void" and becomes curious about his biological parents, which ultimately leads him to find out more. ADOPTED ED concludes with a section of famous people who were adopted.


About the Author:
Darren Maddern is just one of the many millions of adopted people throughout the world today. Born in England, Darren was adopted when he was only 10 days old by Don and Dolly Maddern, an American military couple who were stationed at an American Air Force base just outside of Oxford. The Madderns made the decision to tell Darren he was adopted at an early age. Like many adoptees, Darren became curious about his birth parents. When Darren turned 18, he secretly hired a private investigator to learn the address of his biological grandparents, who were still living in the Oxford area of England. He contacted them through a letter and enclosed a separate letter with the request that it be passed along to his biological mother. During the emotional phone call, a plan for a reunion was discussed. It would be another four years before Darren would make his fateful trip overseas. A 22 year old more emotionally mature Darren flew back to England to meet both his biological mother and grandparents. The reunion was everything he could have wished for.



(Disclaimer: I received a copy of Adopted Ed to review from One2One Network. I was not monetarily compensated for this review & the views/opinions in this post are all mine. I am however eligible to win a gift card by posting this review.)
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