Kimberly Schlapman is using her public platform to bring awareness to adoption. She’s doing this with the help of her new children’s book.
Schlapman, one of the members of the Grammy-winning country band Little Big Town, releases her book “A Dolly for Christmas”. She was inspired to write the children’s book when her daughter, Daisy, began asking for a sibling.
Her daughter was four years old when she started asking Sclapman for a baby. She tells the “Today Show” her intimate story of trying to conceive a second child. Schlapman says that it involved many doctors and even more heartbreak and loss.
But Daisy continued to pray for a baby despite the adversity. Then Christmas she decided that she was going to ask Santa Claus for a sibling. Schlapman jokes that “Jesus and Santa got together and gave her a Dolly.”
Daisy even writes the forward for the book. It reads, “Dolly is the best thing that ever happened to me. She’s funny, cute, happy, thoughtful, sweet, and considerate, and she never lets anyone frown.”
Schlapman explains, “I think Daisy’s belief and her yearnin’ how badly she wanted it. You know as a momma and as daddy’s if your baby wants something you’re going to do everything you possibly can to make that happen.” It means everything to Schlapman that her daughters, Daisy and Dolly, have each other.
She wants everyone to know that even though she put a smile on her face for years on the stage and in the public eye, the Little Big Town singer was dealing with some hard moments in her personal life. She wants everyone to remember that we’re all going through something.
Morgan Huff illustrates the book with beautiful drawings. The girls especially love their characters in the book. “A Dolly for Christmas” is now available for purchase.
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Kimberly Schlapman’s children’s book hits close to home for Faith Hill. The country music singer is open about her childhood adoption in this Instagram post.
Hill shares a photo of Schlapman holding “A Dolly for Christmas” book and writes a heartfelt caption.
It reads, “I was three days old when adopted by my parents. I know what it feels like to be blessed with a loving family. It is a gift I have never taken for granted. This is a beautiful story of unconditional love. The perfect gift this year!!!!”
Hill was adopted by Ted and Edna Perry and grew up in a loving family in Mississippi. When she moved to Nashville, Hill started searching for her biological parents that she did end up finding and meeting.