• Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Marcinson Press
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0996720782
  • ISBN-13: 978-0996720786
  • Dimensions: 7 x 0.1 x 10 inches

Sam’s Sister

Tenth Anniversary Edition

Written by Juliet Bond, LCSW
Illustrated by Linda Hoffman Kimball

Five year-old Rosa suspects that something is wrong with her mama. What she discovers brings immense joy and sadness to her tiny family. Mama is pregnant, but she cannot keep the baby. Instead, she’s arranging an open adoption.

Join Rosa as she navigates her mother’s grief, meets the family who will adopt her baby brother, and learns ways to cope with her own feelings of loss. Like so many birth siblings, Rosa embarks on a quest to accept that, even though she won’t live with her brother, she will always be, Sam’s Sister.


“As a therapist who works with adopted children and teens, Sam’s Sister is one of the best books for adopted kids available today… the children and teens who read it with me give Sam’s Sister two thumbs up for any child involved in any way in an adoption.” – Judy Stigger, LCSW Adoption counselor and educator, Board President of JCICS, Advisory Board of Adoptive Families Magazine 

“Finally, a book that acknowledges birth siblings to adopted children. Even if your child doesn’t know their birth family, this story delivers a terrifically positive message about the way adopted children are valued by BOTH of their families. Great job! Four stars.” – Beth Hall, Co-Executive Director, Pact: An Adoption Alliance & Co-author, Inside Transracial Adoption

Other books by Juliet C. Bond:

Jazzy’s Quest: Adopted and Amazing

Jazzy’s Quest: What Matters Most

Jazzy’s Quest: Camp To Belong

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