Roxie the Doxie Finds Her Forever Home! Written By Jody A. Dean Ph.D

Alice and I have a wonderful book to share with you today. Roxie the Doxie Finds Her Forever Home! Written By Jody A. Dean Ph.D..  This book helps explain adoption or blending families together. Written in a way that is easy for young children to understand.

Roxie the Doxie Finds Her Forever Home is a cute book based on a REAL dog’s story! Roxie’s journey to finding her forever home and be encouraged to love and accept their new siblings. Roxie’s transition allows children to understand and express their feelings in an easy, fun way without feeling threatened and shows children that it is perfectly normal to be afraid, to ask questions, and most importantly, that everything will turn out alright!

First, the book is written so that early readers won’t have a problem reading the book on their own.  The illustrations are so sweet.

Jody A. Dean, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist with 28 years of experience specializing in children, adolescents, and athletes. Her medical affiliations include Senior Clinical Account Executive, United Healthcare and Aetna; Director, Employee Assistance Program at Hughes Electronics and DirecTV.  She earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 1987 and her Master’s in clinical psychology in 1985 from California School of Professional Psychology. Jody has authored numerous magazine and professional journal articles.  She continues to consult from her home in Wildwood, Missouri, where she lives with her three dogs, including Roxie. For more information, please consult

You know a book is great when a 6-year-old wants to read it over and over again EVEN AFTER SCHOOL!!!!!!!!  Not to mention the recognition this book has received!!! Check out these awards from over a dozen organizations!

  • Pinnacle Book Achievement Award – Best book-parenting and family
  • Feather and Quill Book Awards – Silver-best informational
  • New Apple Annual Book Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing – Parenting
  • Readers Views Literary Awards – First Place, early reader
  • Literary Classic Books Seal of Approval
  • London Book Festival Honorable Mention
  • New England Book Festival Honorable Mention
  • Florida Book Festival Honorable Mention
  • Los Angles Book Festival Honorable Mention
  • Paris Book Festival Honorable Mention
  • Amsterdam Book Festival Honorable Mention
  • Next Generation Indie Book Awards – Finalist, Animals/Pets

The book really helps children see that adding to their family is scary but that’s okay. The final section of the book offer adoption guide that that is based around helping parents navigate adoption.  The end of the book offers ways that “Roxie the Doxie” can be used as a therapy tool for the children who are adopted, as well as the children already in your home.

Ways that “Roxie The Doxie” can help is discussing how your home is similar to Roxie’s.  How is your life different now verse before adoption or a foster child.

Remember there is no one way that works for everyone. I really think that reading Roxie can help open the door to discussion no matter what situation.  


Alice will never whine about a new book! This is a great book. Even if adoption or foster care isn’t in your family.


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