Vintage Books

The Adopted Family, Vintage 1951 Books for Adopted Children and Parents


  • Details
    Here we have a vintage book set titled " The Adopted Family". This book duo is in a hard-shell case and is very unique for the time period it was written in. Published in 1951, this set includes a book for the parents of an adopted child and one for the child, which is written like a storybook. It will guide you through many aspects and stages as well as help your child understand the meaning of a "Real" family. This set may be old, but some things do not change. Learning as much as you can about the process as well as teaching your child to understand is something that will never not be needed. I personally love and appreciate this set because I am adopted. This set seems a bit ahead of its time, considering so many things were just not talked about back then. This would be great as a gift or to purchase for your own family.
    In good vintage condition, there is darkening of the books and shell. One of the books is missing the dust jacket, the other dust jacket has a few tears near the edges. There are no missing or torn pages.

    Written by Florence Rondell and Ruth Michaels
    Foreword by Viola W. Bernard, M.D.
    Illustrated by Judith Epstein

    Adult book 64-pages
    Childs book 20-pages
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