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Born From the Heart

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 I was sent the book, Born from the Heart.  This is a great book for those that have adopted a child, or are looking to adopt.  I thought it was great that it was a different take on how families are made... Granted, you aren't a "biological" child, but the love can sometimes be stronger this way...
If you know someone who is adopting, or has adopted, I would highly recommend this book! 

A mother's love comes from the heart, from the desire to embrace and nurture a child—whether or not she gave birth to that baby. This poetic and magical parable celebrates the richness of family as Rose and Charlie embark on the search for the child they so desperately want. As Rose's dream gets closer to coming true, her heart grows and grows . . . until it bursts with happiness, laughter, and wonder when she finally kisses the beautiful face of her new baby. 

Q and A with the Author: Berta Serrano

Q: Why did you write Born From The Heart? How did the book come into being?
A: Born from the Heart is my love letter to my son.  I decided to write this book shortly after my son realized that I was not his biological mother. It is a tale to reinforce the bond of love that exists between us and to celebrate the birth of our family, and provides a springboard for families looking to have a deeper conversation.

Q: Who is the audience for this book? Who should read this book and why?
A: This book can be approached in many ways and for that reason the audience is broad.  It is appropriate for parents and children that are willing to explore their relationships, for families that want to celebrate their love and how they came to be. It is also appropriate for expecting parents.

Q: What is the meaning of the title, Born From The Heart?
A: It is my understanding that something born from the heart is pure and done out of love.

Q: How did your brother come to create the illustrations? What was your process of collaboration with him?
A: My brother and I have always had a very good relationship. We usually share our ideas and give each other feedback. When I called him to discuss the possibility of the book, he was moved by the story and thrilled to take on the challenge. Alfonso had to find the way to represent Rose’s growing heart. After that was resolved, the process was fairly easy.

Q: Can you describe the moment you saw your son for the first time?
A: It is really hard to describe it, as at that moment I was full of intense emotions. It was the most powerful moment I have ever lived.
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