I Wished For You; An Adoption Story


Of all of the stories Barley and Mama Bear share together, his favorite is the one about his family and how he became part of Mama Bear's family. He is curious about wishes ... he wishes for a lizard ... but he has never wished for a "somebody." So how does that work?

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Children will love this picture poem about being an adoptive family. For kids, Barley asks the questions they would ask (if they knew how) and for parents, it touches your heart.

Content Awareness Factors:


Little Kid Reaction

Our daughter loved this story. We have read it several times (at her request), and every time she snuggles just a little bit closer and asks for a kiss!

Parent Reaction

As an adoptive family, we are always on the lookout for books that share our feelings, but also help to answer all of the questions that a 6-year-old has ... in a way a 6-year-old can understand. This book does that perfectly.

Type of Book:
This picture poem tells an adoption story.
Educational Themes:

This is a book for sharing the journey of becoming a family. It covers a lot of the questions kids ask when they are trying to figure out how they fit in their family and how families are created.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 8
Age of child:
Started reading with 6-year-old child.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy! For an adoptive family, the story speaks from a child's heart and the soothing images and language are wonderful. All of their questions are answered, without the 'overload' we parents tend to offer.

Title I Wished for You: An Adoption Story
Author Marianne Richmond
Publisher Jabberwocky, Sourcebooks Imprint © 2008
Illustrators Marianne Richmond
ISBN 9781934082065
Material Hard Cover
Cost $15.95
Genres Family, Poetry
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