The crowdfunding campaign to support the creation of Two Dads Under the Christmas Tree, and to make possible its translation into different languages, has been launched by True Colors Lab Publishing on Kickstarter last June 21st. Surprisingly, the project has been completely funded in 72 hours!
Currently, the book is into production and will be released next October, but it's already possible to pre-order it on Amazon and on the publisher's website www.truecolorslab.com.
Here's a bit more about our story: Our children are the most beautiful thing in our lives and the source of our daily happiness. On December 18th, 2017, after more than two years of bureaucracy, documents, and exhausting waiting, we found ourselves once again in front of an adoption agency's operator and for the umpteenth time, we were left disconsolate. Unexpectedly, at the end of our meeting, she told us that there was indeed a possibility of adopting a child who would be born in a week. With a "but". He was a black child.
And she said it, almost apologizing for the proposal she was about to speak out, probably in her mind an "indecent" proposal to make to white people. We were overwhelmed by the surprise, the hope, the immense joy for the news, and the amazement for her attitude. She explained to us that in the list of preferences that the adoptive parents fill out when they apply, blonde girls are on the top list while black children on the bottom.
Oh my goodness! Not on our list! Six days after the meeting and after the biological mother's consent, Jayden came into the world chancing our lives forever. Forever at the top of every list we can imagine!
Then his little sister Maria came, and now they are - no question - the owners of our hearts and our thoughts.
This book is nothing more than the summary of the first year of our life together and came out from the pen of Tobias Mile. Our story was a spark for his imagination and our experience as parents a wind that fuelled the fire of his sensitivity. Then, Tobias shaped it. A delicious, ironic, funny, and touching form, to communicate to everyone what the words Family and Love can mean beyond any stereotype.
Two Dads Under the Christmas Tree is not just a children's book, a tool to make them learn to respect the others and what is different from themselves. It's a book for everyone. For all ages. It is, above all, a book for all open-minded people who want to share with others and teach their children that Love has no sex, color, nor limits.