- Books -
Safety. Comfort. Acceptance.
Follow along with a timid foster child and a teddy bear as they learn about their new home.
When I was Little...
Love is the answer. Compassion is the key.
Overcome the pain and difficulty from experiencing child abuse or trauma.
- Now Available -
Tummy Mom is a sweet view of a child’s journey to adoption.
Keri Vellis wrote this easy to understand story for her adopted daughter Sara, as she had always referred to Sara's birth mom as her "Tummy Mom".
Welcome to kerivellis.com!
Author Keri Vellis is dedicated to writing books that can help children in Foster care relate to their situation in a positive way. As a foster/adoptive mother herself she has a passion for foster care and saw a need for materials to help both the foster parents and their wonderful children with the difficult transitions they face.
Keri Featured in People Magazine!
Article By Wendy Grossman Kantor -May 01, 2020
"Hero Foster Mom Who Wants ‘Kids to Feel Hopeful’ Writes Children’s Books with a Special Message
When California mom Keri Vellis couldn't find a book to read to her foster kids, she wrote one herself..."
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Review of "Sometimes"
"My husband, children and I have been a "helping family" (or foster family) for the past 12 years. We have had the pleasure to care for 51 children ranging from 26 hours to 17 years old. Reading books with these children is one of my favorite ways to build trust, bond and regulate. A huge part of comforting a child is helping them to understand that they aren't the only ones having this life experience; that SOMETIMES by no fault of their own they can't stay where they live and that is alright. This beautifully illustrated book is a gentle way to talk through the process of an unexpected move, to help normalize feelings and comfort a child by boosting their self esteem. What a valuable parenting tool!"
- Natalie, Foster and Adoptive Parent