About The Author: In 2021, the second year of the global pandemic, Tom Tracy, like so many of us, found a new passion – writing children’s stories. Inspired by his now 5-year-old daughter’s curiosity for the world around her, Tom embarked on his story-telling journey.
Tom’s books are necessary contributions in the world of children’s literature. There are precious few children’s books that help kids understand adoption or feature same-sex parents. Increasing the library of available books that feature “families like mine” is important in helping to create a sense of belonging and value. Tom's books honor diversity and affirm that families of all kinds are special, making them must-have books not only for LGBT families but all families.
Tom and his husband, Elliott, live in NJ. Their family consists of two daughters of different races who have been brought to them through adoption. In their family, Elliott is “Daddy” and Tom is “ODie” – a take on “Other Daddy”.
Title: Scoochie & Skiddles: Scoochie's Adoption Story
Genre: Children’s Fiction; LGBTQ+ Friendly
Book Synopsis: In Scoochie's Adoption Story, Scoochie takes you on the journey of her and her daddies’ adoption experience. She tells of the many distinct processes related to adoption such as the "match" process between her birth mom and daddies, the hospital and post-hospital experience, and the adoption hearing that legalized her adoption. Most importantly, she expresses her respect and positivity for her birth mom and birth family, while exuding immense pride and endless love for her two daddies and soon to be adopted sister. While the book's theme is Scoochie's adoption, it honors and celebrates families of all types and structures. The story is an uplifting story about the bond family.
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