Finding Family in a Far-Away Land Book Review & Book Tour Giveaway

I know many families who have been blessed by adoption. Whether fostering to adopt local children--or travelling to another country to adopt--the challenges, the emotions and the love present as these families come together is inspiring. Today, I have a children's book to share with you! Learn about Finding Family in a Far-Away Land, read my thoughts on the book, learn about the author & enter for a chance to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post.

Book Title:  Finding Family in a Far-Away Land: An Adoption Story by Amanda Wall
CategoryChildren's Fiction (Ages 4-10),  44 pages
Genre:  Children's Picture Book, Adoption
Release date:   March 29, 2021
Content Rating:  G for everyone.

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About the Book

Every adoption experience is uniquely different but the yearning to have unconditional family love is universal. Two Indian sisters, Priya and Ari, experience what it's like to be adopted into a multi-cultural, interracial family. Walk alongside these two charming, dynamic girls as they journey through the adoption transition to a new country full of new experiences!

"Finding Family in a Far-Away Land" is a pensive and sometimes comical book that demonstrates how children can experience the same journey quite differently. A glossary of cultural terms is included so that all can learn and enjoy what Ari and Priya cherish about their Indian roots. This story is meant to be a resource to those hoping to learn about one family's adoption experience― and may even help a child process their own adoption story. The intended audience for this book is children ages 4-10.


My Review

Finding Family in a Far-Away Land Takes a Different Look at an Adoption Story. Many times, it seems, books are written from the adoptive parents' views. Readers hear about the adoption story from the eyes of mom or dad, bringing a new baby or new children into an existing family--or beginning their family with an adopted child. The author takes us through this adoption story from Priya and sister Ari's experiences. From facing fears to cultural differences--to retaining pieces of their own heritage as they adapt to life in their new home--, the author provides readers with quite the view of the sisters' adoption journey. 


Readers will Learn Along with Characters.  As the characters learn about life in their new land--readers learn words, phrases, customs, and details about their girls' far-away-land too. Readers will share some of the differences, challenges, and smiles along with Priya and Ari through fun illustrations and even a glossary of cultural terms.


Would I Recommend Finding Family in a Far-Away Land by Amanda Wall?  I think this is the perfect book for families and friends involved in international adoption. It offers excellent reminders of the challenges of language barriers, cultural differences--and the learning and adapting times that require acceptance and patience. Our community has become very diverse in recent years--and I think this is also an excellent book for younger children learning about classmates and neighbors from far-away-lands who may be new to our local culture as well. I definitely recommend this to families, caregivers, and educators seeking fun, educational ways to introduce cultural differences and acceptance to elementary-aged children.   


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Meet the Author

Amanda is a mother of four with a heart towards adoption. She lives in Colorado with her family but loves to travel and connect with others through their culture. Educating families on adoption is a passion for Amanda because the adoptees' voice is often unheard.

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