Deborah D. Gray, therapist and author of Attaching Through Love, Hugs and Play, Attaching in Adoption and Nurturing Adoptions
Forever Fingerprints is a fun read-aloud with great illustrations and I use it with the children I see. It gently introduces children to two ideas: that sadness over missing birthparents is normal, and that adoptive parents can be a source of help and comfort when they have difficult feelings.
Rebecca Vahle, Founder and Adoption Liaison, Family to Family Adoption Support Program, Colorado
Forever Fingerprints is my all-time favorite adoption book! It is an integral part of our program to make hospitals 'adoption sensitive'.
Pam Kroskie, President, The American Adoption Congress, Adoptee and Author
Sherrie Eldridge has written an amazing book for children. As an adult adoptee I love how it helps children to feel a direct connection with their birth parents in their everyday lives.
Gregory C. Keck, Ph.D., Founder/Director of the Attachment and Bonding Center of Ohio, co-author of Adopting the Hurt Child, Parenting the Hurt Child, and author of Parenting Adopted Adolescents
Forever Fingerprints is an enjoyable, simple and useful book which can be used to start conversations between adoptive parents and their children - not only about a child's connection to their birth family, but also about the complex thoughts and feelings that often come with life in an adoptive family.