"Paloma the Possible" tells of one girl's adventures as she flies through her imagination, apart from her adoptive family, to discover her possible birth families (pirates?, princes?, superheroes?). Created, written and hand-collaged by an adoptive parent and child over the course of several years, "Paloma" shows readers how to talk with freedom and fluidity about hard issues - identity, loss, race - that are essential to address but often difficult to approach. The book is "a treasure for all children and families, but especially for the adoption community," says April Dinwoodie, Chief Executive of the Donaldson Adoption Institute. The response from children, families, educators and clinicians has been overwhelmingly positive - although, as Paloma discovers, being 100% "positive!" is never the most important thing. Instead, her journeys show her that it is even more important to search the skies for the horizons of what is possible, and to try out all of the hazy and amazing places where we might possibly belong. INCLUDES GLOSSARY OF ADOPTION-RELATED TERMS & GLOSSARY OF SPANISH WORDS IN TEXT
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Paloma is a fictional character whose adventures, unfolding over the last several years, have helped us to think about our own lives a little more clearly. We created Paloma intuitively and then found ourselves working to discover where she would end up on her adventures and how she would resolve them once she was there. Throughout and along this path, we cut and drew our hearts out (and then pasted them back on the page again). Using our family photographs, in combination with sheets of art paper and found fragments, we created a world to give life to our beloved characters. All drawings that appear within were made by Mellabella (*except for some stars and birds, which were made by her little brother, who really, really likes stars and birds).In working on this story and illustrations together, we hoped to allow a model for adoptive families to make room for their children's magical thinking, and to allow children to proclaim their doubts. Through this, they can better claim, with their parents' willing participation, their birth cultures, their birth family, their birth rights. Now, in making our work public, we hope to help to change the narratives that have kept children passive and focusing only on the roles that they play within their adoptive family constellations. There are, as research makes clear, many complex dimensions in adoption. As we worked on the book, our own journey of creation in many ways echoed Paloma's journey of discovery.We hope that in reading the book, your journey is profound as well.(And we hope that it's a really fun story too!)Enjoy your flight!From the Back Cover:
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