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  • Paperback: 52 pages
  • Publisher: Saga Books (17 Nov. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1894936426
  • ISBN-13: 978-1894936422
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 0.3 x 21.6 cm

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
From A Mother's Heart 8 Jan. 2006
By Karla Williams - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
To Whom it May Concern:

I just finished reading a wonderful children's book, titled "A Very Special Child." It explains adoption in a very loving and spiritual way; in a way that a child can understand.

In addition, this book not only tells the story of Christopher, the son she adopted, but tells the story from her heart. It brought tears not only to my face, but also to my heart.

Ms. Welch expresses, in her writing, all of the love, hopes, and courage, she has. She loves her child, her son, with all of her heart.

I am the mother to a special needs child. Mine is a man grown, but still a child in his mind. I

know the profoundness of the love that Ms. Welch feels for her child. Like Ms. Welch, I had always

wanted to be a mother from the age of 8 years old. Like Ms. Welch, my child came later in my life.

Mine is my birth child. Ms. Welch's is the child of adoption, but never the less, still a child borne of her heart. No other love exists as strong, as special, as deep as that of a mother towards her young.

I would strongly recommend this book for any parent, especially those that are thinking of adoption, or for any parents that have a natural child, but are contemplating adoption? This book will help both the natural child as well as the adopted child understand.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
the gift of adoption 14 Dec. 2005
By Carol Roach - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
A Very Special Child by Debra Shiveley is a wonderful book written with child-like wonder. Debra removes the stigma of adoption by showing adopted children everywhere that they are indeed special, wanted and loved. Debra demonstrates how the birth mother served a significant role in preparing the gift of a baby to a very loving family in simple easy to read terms. She demonstrates through magic and wonderment how nothing is an accident; all is within God's divine plan.

Her essays and poems reveal the many aspects of parenting: the yearning for that perfect child, the joy of parenting, the everyday routine of mother and child relationship to the twinge of pain when a mother realizes her child has grown up. Debra crosses generations and demonstrates how this love continues from mother to grandmother and beyond. In all of this she maintains that there is no such thing as an imperfect child. Like the butterfly which cannot fly, a child with an imperfection is still and always will be perfect in the sight of God and always first and foremost a very special child.

Carol Roach, M.Ed, BA

Author of "Picking Up the Pieces" and

"Angels Watching Over Me"
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A Very Special Child 27 Jan. 2009
By Deborah S. Hockenberry - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
TITLE: A Very Special Child
AUTHOR: Debra Shively Welch
COPYRIGHT: 2005 by Debra Shively Welch
GENRE: Children's, Inspirational
FORMAT: Paperback
ISBN: #1894936426

This inspirational children's book is the story the adoption of a very special child.

This tender story begins with the future parents deep in prayer asking God for a child. At the same time, we meet a frightened sixteen-year-old pregnant girl. She wonders how she is going to care for her child when she has no money and is still in school.

God hears the couples' prayer. He realizes that they've been praying for a baby for several years and decides to give them a child. He visits the pregnant girl in a dream and advises her to become a surrogate mother.

Ms. Welch then shows God picking all the elements that He is going to put into the newborns' nature and personality.

After the story, there are several essays and poems written by the author and her mother. Each have the same theme to them. That is the thrill of motherhood and the miracle that is a child.

This book is a 'must have' for every adopted child, their parents or any parent at all. It is full of emotion and is puncuated with love for the adopted child. This would also make a wonderful gift for either the adoptive child or his new parents!

A Very Special Child

by Deborah Hockenberry
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
An uplifting read... 1 Dec. 2005
By Ruth Cox - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Only a Mother could fully understand the agony and the love a birth mother has for a child she must give up for adoption. And only a Mother could fully understand that a child born with a birth defect is only made more special by this imperfection.

Author and friend, Debra Shiveley Welch, is a very special mother with a very special child. In reading Debra's book you will not be disappointed. She is a talented writer and she'll whisk you away to ride upon pages filled with courage, strength and unconditional love, past and present. And you'll sail upon pages tainted with turmoil & agony, but never defeat. An uplifting read for parents and their children, adopted or not.

Run out and buy your copy today!

Ruth Cox

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The beauty of adoption 30 Nov. 2005
By Zarabeth - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
When Debra began to write this book she shared it with me! I was delighted to learn that A Very Special Child has been puiblished. this is a most useful and wonderful book for adoptive parents to read to thier chlld to show him or her where they came from and how the process works. it is loving and dear and is non threatening for the child. I think Ms Welch has done a surpurb job with the issue of a young woman giving up the option to raise her son or daughter, but to allow a couple who truly desires to parent a chance at the happiness of parenting!

I recomend this book to any parent who is concidering or who has already adopted a child!

Sincerely Vona
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