A lyrical adoption story that tenderly addresses a babys transition from the care of her birth mother to that of her adoptive parents. This lovely poem illuminates the role of an adopted childs birth mother, respecting her choice to give her child to a loving family. We follow a mothers journey as she carries her child, searches for deserving parents, and ultimately creates a new family. The story offers a version of the process that is full of warmth, care, and joy. An adoptive mother herself, author Lauren McLaughlin was glad for an opportunity to memorialize her familys own fairy tale, and Meilo Sos ethereal illustrations breathe magic into an already wondrous experience.