New Hope® Publishers is pleased to announce the release of Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish: A Daily Devotional for Adoptive and Birth Parents by Sherrie Eldridge. This devotional gives parents and caregivers 365 days of inspiring devotions to strengthen and encourage families and all of their loved ones. Beautiful prose includes daily Scripture and an adoption-insider’s wisdom to help adoptive parents and birth mothers navigate feelings of rejection, the missing faces in adopted children’s lives, and much more. Written by an adoptee and time-tested expert on adoption, this content resonates with the heart language of adopted children, to encourage and strengthen parents and families touched by adoption. Parents want to soothe hurts, calm fears, rebuild self-esteem, and confirm love. This trusted author shares, each day, how to allow God to connect the adoptive family, through His Word and loving actions that establish new bonds.
“Adoptive parents are sure to have moments in which they just don’t know what is going on for their child and how to help. Sherrie brings wisdom and peace to these moments with her insight into the adoptee experience, her deep and abiding faith, and Bible-sourced comfort. A heartfelt addition to your adoption book collection.” —Lori Holden, author of The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption
“All moms are busy, and adoptive moms face even more time-consuming challenges as they raise their children. We need inspiration to keep us moving forward and Sherrie’s devotional is the perfect tool to encourage parents in their journey. Sometimes a few short lines can help us regain perspective and get us through the day. Sherrie knows the special needs of adoptive parents, so there are no trite answers or simple solutions. Rather, gentle words that remind us of the most important things.”—Kay Yerkovich, coauthor of How We Love and How We Love Our Kids
“Adoption is a sacred undertaking—yet not without challenges. Sherrie Eldridge’s devotional will provide companionship and perspective for the journey.”—Elisa Morgan, founder of MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and author of The Beauty of Broken
Straightforward and insightful, Sherrie Eldridge writes from a passion for adopted children and their parents to be drawn closer to God and each other. An internationally-recognized adoption advocate speaker, she is the author of more than five books, including the best-selling Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew. An adopted person herself, she understands an adoptee’s perspective and offers insight to deepen parent-child bonds. She is actively involved in adoption advocacy roles and was named a Congressional Angel in Adoption. Sherrie has been married to Bob Eldridge for 48 years and they have two married daughters and six grandchildren, one who joined their family through adoption.
The mission of New Hope® Publishers is to provide books that challenge readers to understand and be radically involved in the mission of God. New Hope Publishers is the general trade publishing division for WMU®, a missions auxiliary to the Southern Baptist Convention. New Hope Publishers is a member of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA).