Based on real events and fruit of illusion and unconditional love, tells the most significant experiences of four brothers in the adoption process of the smallest.
Author: Mercè Armengol
Illustrator: Mercè Armengol
Editorial: Aurifany Editorial
Languages: Catalan and Spanish
Size: 28×24 cm
First Edition: March 2015
In March 2015 it was published “Natasha, història d’una adopció” (“Natasha, the story of an adoption”), a book of which I am the writer, illustrator and mother of its four protagonists.
This book, based on real events, is the result of the hope and of an unconditional love, a book in which I chronicle the most significant experiences of my sons in the process of adoption of the youngest one.
This is the book I was looking for when I was the mother of three biological children and was in the process of adopting the fourth one. My children, who were four, six and seven years, had difficulties in understanding the circumstances they had to live, the procedures, the length of the process, ultimately, everything they had to live in order to have a sister that did not come out from my tummy.
I looked for any bibliographic reference that could help them understand better all these circumstances, but surprisingly I could not find any. There was some bibliography intended for the adoptive parents and for the adopted children, but any for the biological children.
During all the process, we lived so many experiences and situations, that I told myself: if I made a collection of them, I could make this book to help future families that find themselves in this situation.
Now, being it a reality, I realize that this book is not only intended to help the biological brothers, but it is also didactic for the adoptive parents, to let them know, in a fast way, how will the process they are about to live be. It is fantastic for the adopted child too, because it makes him/her feel beloved and desired, and helps him/her understand what adoption is. Finally, I would like to tell you that I consider it interesting to all the society too: to help them understand that the only difference there is between a biological child and an adopted one is the pregnancy and, in part, that they are not better or worse, they are only different.
I always say that the mother who can’t have a child, if she has gone to pick the adoptive children up with the same hope as I did, knows what it is to have and give birth to a child. It is not the flesh and the blood, but the heart and the love what makes us parents and children.
I would like to share this message and the experience of the process to society through “Natasha, història d’una adopció”