The Rainbow Egg by Dr. Linda Hendricks shows adoption from a different perspective as illustrated in this excerpt:
“Mr. and Mrs. Rainbow looked at each other, and then they looked up at the redbird, who was smiling at them. They turned to Hope and said these words to her: ‘We know that it has been very difficult for you to carry this egg with no nest. Now there is a special, beautiful chick who is a part of you. We will love this chick as our own. We promise this chick will always know how much you love and care for him. We are so grateful the redbird sang his song today. His song is what brought you to us and to our empty nest. We have been blessed.'” (excerpt from The Rainbow Egg).
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The Rainbow Egg is a colorfully illustrated, fresh look at adoption as a loving gift.
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The Rainbow Egg, by Linda Hendricks, shares the story of adoption
through the eyes of the birthmother, not the eyes of the adopted child.
The book introduces a chicken named Hope, who lives without a nest in the forest with
the bears, deer and turkeys.
After Hope finds herself with an egg, she comes upon a chicken house where she
meets Mr. and Mrs. Rainbow, who have a nest but no egg. Hope places her egg in their
nest and an adoption unfolds.
Hendricks hopes that readers find the book highlights the love in adoption, showing
adopted children that their birthmothers loved them very much.
“I wanted to write a book that would give my adopted children a story of love where their
background is concerned,” says Hendricks. “They must know that their birthmothers
loved them very much.”
The Rainbow Egg aims to display that birthmothers perform a selfless act of love when
they place their child in an adoptive home.