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Here you will find testimonials, endorsements and book reviews for Adoptive Father.

Christian Outreach Ministries


I highly recommend this unique children’s book which has the potential to change the life of every child who reads it.

All children, whether they live in poverty or wealth have an intense desire to be loved; unfortunately not every child experiences this in their natural life. Through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the author has been successful in expressing the deep love that God has for every one of his children in a way that all children will easily understand and embrace.

Every child C.O.M. supports in India will receive a copy of this book with their own translations and it is our hope that many, many children all around the world will be blessed by it.

Warren Fagg
CEO – Christian Outreach Ministries.

Book Review – Australian Church Library Association

The Australian Church Library Association who have volunteered a honest review of Adoptive Father – Thank you!


“Kayleen West tells us that God gave her an assignment to write and illustrate this book so that children everywhere will know that God is their Father and that He loves them. What a special task. A consignment of books has already been sent to India.

The illustrations, also by Kayleen are charming and expressive. I particularly liked the way the children are shown hugging and playing with the father, even the orange cat joins in. The text is not exactly a story; it is written as a message from God emphasising on every page that God is good, He loves us and He encourages us to share that love with each other. It is an unusual book but I think it will certainly fulfill it’s purpose of letting everyone who reads it know that God loves us.”

Book Review – Omega Member – K.L

I am not sure who K.L is, but thank you for the review on Goodreads!

Adoptive Father, by Kayleen West, is a durable, hard back picture book for children. It has been produced as a resource for introducing God as a loving heavenly Father to children who are orphaned or live in poverty in India. With vibrant, colourful, illustrations and a simple text, it teaches that we are all God’s children and can know Him as our loving Father….

L.S Omega Writers Member

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Book Review – Omega Member – L.S

I am not sure who L.S is, but thank you for the review on Goodreads!

Kayleen’s story and illustrations emphasise the fact that God loves all children of whatever, culture, creed or country; whether they have families of their own or whether they are orphans. God loves everyone. She explains how we can show God’s love by caring and helping other people. The large and colourful illustrations tell the story with minimal text. The book is filled with God’s love. There is some work to do! Look for the hidden cross on each page. It’s hard; I missed a lot of the crosses.

This is not so much a story book as an illustration of the truth of God’s love for everyone, however different…

L.S Omega Writers Member

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Children's picture books donated to remote schools in Fiji

Testimony – Remote & Isolated Schools – Fiji


I greatly appreciate your spirit of generosity with providing the school children of Fiji with your special children’s book ‘Adoptive Father’.

What a beautiful book for the children to enjoy, I can see their smiling faces already.

Thank you so much for your in more ways than one.  All I can say is God Bless you Kayleen.

~  Michele Darmanin

Picture books gifted to children in Kenya through Hoe Ministries.

Testimony from Hoe Ministries – Kenya

TESTIMONY FROM HOE MINISTRIES: Books gifted to children families (families of children supporting themselves without parents and with help of Hoe) and schools: Longo Primary school in Magina village, Ndhiwa District of Homa bay, Buche community children under care of HOE, Misita Christian school for slum children, Sofia Slum school for Orphans and more.

It is my humble prayer that God may bring in your life a ministry that can accept to support the distribution of more of this Book in Kenya. It is my humble prayer and heart that this book reach many hurting and suffering children in Kenya. I pray my God bless you a thousandfold with abundant favors of His unlimited increase to bless more people in Jesus name. I have really been blessed and touched by the awesome Book! God bless you, God increase you

~  J.Wagunda – Kenya, East Africa

Gifted books on Homa Bay Kenya
Gifted books on Homa Bay

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Book Review – Omega Writers Group

Thank you to Omega Writers Group in Queensland who took the time to review Adoptive Father on Goodreads. Omega Writers Inc is an association for Australasian (Australia, NZ and South Pacific) wordsmiths writing faith-inspired work.

Adoptive Father is a colourful and delightful story book for pre-school and early grade school children.

Kayleen West has written and illustrated a beautiful book that stresses the fact that there are no orphans, rejected or neglected children in God’s Kingdom. That we are never alone and all are loved by our Heavenly Father.

Adoptive Father is a hardcover with quality glossy pages alive with colour and activity. It has a message that all children – young or old – love and need to hear: God loves me.

It would make a wonderful Sunday School end-of-year prize and blessing for children under seven years. Or just a good girl or boy gift….

You can read the review on Goodreads or here: Endorsements & Reviews