Every night before she goes to sleep, a kangaroo prays under the stars for a baby to love and hold. One day, as she rests under a tree, a baby bird falls out of its crowded nest—plop!—right into her pouch!
Now, every night before they fall asleep, Momma-Roo and Little One thank God for all their blessings . . . but especially for each other.
The book closes with a quote from Ephesians 1:5: “In love he destined us for adoption to himself. . . .”
A delightful story that will touch your heart
By BONNIE "Bonnie Ward" - July 20, 2001
As a single adoptive mom, I have struggled to find books that would appropriately relate to both the special story of our family as well as present the concept of birth-mom/adoptive-mom in a non-threatening way for my toddler. This story is so well written and beautifully illustrated, it will touch your heart even if your family is not touched by adoption at all. But if you are an adoptive family, this is a GREAT story for young children. If you are a single parent, this story is a must! I can not adequately explain how relieved I felt when I read it -- here was my story, told through the eyes of a Kangaroo. Here is my daughters' stories, told through the eyes of a Baby Bird. And here is their birth-families stories, introduced in a non-threatening, easy to understand story for very young children.Of all of the books we have on adoption, I am especially fond of this one. I am particularly grateful for Ms. Henderson and Ms. Edge .... your story has been a big help to us.
a beautiful story on the "miracle of adoption"
By A Customer - September 25, 1999
Just as there is the miracle of childbirth,there is the miracle of adoption-a mother who can instantly love a child that is not biologically her own. We have an adopted 2 year old and this is the most precious book I have seen thus far on the subject of adoption. I couldn't have written a story that was more suitable myself!! The author does a lovely job of conveying the yearning of Mother Roo to have a family of her own. I can't wait to read this to my little boy and explain to him that he fell write into my "pouch"! I highly recommend this book for all adoptees and their friends and families.
A wonderful and simple story about adoption.
By A Customer - July 11, 1999
I love A Blessing from Above because it is such a simple story which you can use to talk to your own child about their special adoption story. The illustrations are beautifully done and the story of Mother Roo desiring a child and then receiving her Blessing from above (a little blue bird) can easily led into a number of different types of adoption whether foreign or domestic and even those with trans-racial families. This is the first adoption book I have found that is of its type using an animal's experience which is great for the younger child. It is great in reinforcing that the child is a blessing and was very much wanted. It also shows the birth-mom as happy to see her child safely and lovingly received into Mother Roo's pouch.