This is the story of Bella, who was born in China and is growing up into a beautiful young woman in Australia with her adoptive parents, Geraldine and Geoff.
Author Geraldine Moran first wrote this story when Bella was a baby, and has continued to tell it to her over the years. Bella has always loved hearing her story. It has also been told to Bella’s friends, classmates and teachers, and resonated with them as the story of Bella’s special life.
Both Geraldine and Bella are delighted to now share her story with a wider audience.
The Moon Child celebrates the importance of adoption but never forgets the parents who still love their child, but cannot be an active part of their life.
It is also a story of belonging.
As Bella herself says:
“Be proud of being adopted. Don’t feel ashamed if your family is a different race – they are still your family. Even if you feel different, you are not.
“I am very grateful Mum wrote this story for me – and now it can help other children and families.”