Scoochie & Skiddles: Scoochie’s Adoption Story
by Tom Tracy
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From the award-winning author of Scoochie & Skiddles in Fun at Gramma’s – a #1 top reader voted book (Reedsy Discovery), comes the much anticipated next release in the Scoochie & Skiddles collection. Scoochie’s Adoption Story has been featured by CBS-Philly news, SJMagazine and Gay Parent Magazine. It is a multiple award winning book, earning a Readers’ Favorite Five Stars review award, a Purple Dragonfly Book Award, a Literary Titan Gold award, a Firebird Book Award (1st place in the Adoption category, 1st place in the LGBTQ+ Families category and 2nd place in the Parenting & Families category), and now an indie B.R.A.G. medallion.
Scoochie was adopted by her two daddies through a private, domestic, open adoption. In Scoochie’s Adoption Story, Scoochie takes you on the journey of her and her daddies’ adoption experience. She tells of the many distinct processes related to adoption such as the “match” process between her birth mom and daddies, the hospital and post-hospital experience, and the adoption hearing that legalized her adoption. Most importantly, she expresses her respect and positivity for her birth mom and birth family, while exuding immense pride and endless love for her two daddies and soon to be adopted sister. While the book’s theme is adoption, it honors and celebrates families of all types and structures. The story is an uplifting story about the bond family.
Narrated by the book’s main character, Scoochie’s Adoption Story is told in child-friendly language with adoption concepts presented in a manner that are easy for children to understand. It is a celebration of family, regardless of family composition or how a family has been created. Through text and illustration, the story represents a wide variety of families and sends a strong message of diversity and inclusion. A perfect reading book for all families and especially for children of LGBT parents, diverse families, and families touched by adoption.
Those who may enjoy the book include:
All families and all children
Parents looking for books on diversity
LGBT parents and LGBT allies
Diverse families / mixed race families
Adoption agencies / Adoption case workers
Individuals and couples considering adoption
Social Workers and Counselors
Teachers and Guidance Counselors
Child Protective Services / Family Preservation
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) advocates