We're Happy You're Here

  • Illustrated By: Brady Sato
  • Pages:32
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:welcome baby, where do babies come from, chosen family, fertility treatment, IVF
  • Available:03/12/2024
  • Lexile:AD430L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:L

An inclusive and diverse celebration of the joys of preparing to welcome a child and the importance of community and family.

Many special people are involved in welcoming a new child into a family: parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, surrogates, midwives, doctors, doulas, therapists, social workers, financial planners, nutritionists, technicians and more. Everyone has their part to play, and it takes a lot of wishing, planning and training. But it's all worth it when we finally get to say, "We're happy you're here!"

With inclusive illustrations depicting diverse family journeys, including single parents, LGBTQ+ parents and a variety of family structures, this joy-filled picture book invites children and their special people to explore the meaning of family, community and the beautiful mix of science, wisdom and love that brought them into the world.

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