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We Belong Together Touches Your Heart

Reviewing: Book By Todd Parr  |  Rating:
By sarahlovesmickey on
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I am a social worker for abused and neglected children. Everyday, I see and work with children who have not had various needs met by their biological parents. These children have suffered pain, trauma, and loss in their young lives. One of my favorite parts of my job is finding appropriate homes for these children and attending adoption hearings. At our office, I had the opportunity to read "We Belong Together", a book by Todd Parr. This book is a hardcover book with approximately 30 pages. It really is geared towards young children (preschool and elementary aged); however, I have also read it to teenagers. This book is very simple in it's writing and really gets to the heart of adoption. It gives simple statements such as: "We belong together because you needed someone to help you grow healthy and strong, and I had help to give." It really is a very touching book. Some of my colleagues do not like the book because they feel as though it says to kids that the adoptive or foster parent only took them in because they had needs that the adoptive or foster parent could fulfill. This is true to an extent, but I think that overall, this book has a great message. I recommend it to all parents!