"There is a wealth of information--and hope--here for people
looking at possibilities for international adoption, and there is
certainly no better advocate on the long journey than the upbeat,
passionate Aronson." --"Publishers Weekly "
Over the course of the past three decades, Dr. Jane Aronson has
touched the lives of thousands of adopted children from around the
world, and in this inspiring book, she presents moving first-person
testimonies from families whose lives have been blessed by
This book introduces us to Claude Knobler, a writer from Los
Angeles who traveled to Ethiopia to adopt his son and had an
emotional encounter with the boy's courageous birth mother; "Weeds"
actor Mary-Louise Parker, whose older son's bond with his adopted
baby sister was magically instant; and Lynn Danzker, an
entrepreneur who set off alone to adopt her son, and in the
process, met and married her husband. The authors range from
teachers to filmmakers, from stay-at-home dads to celebrities--all
of them bound by their transformative experiences as adoptive
There are also adoption tales from Connie Britton ("Nashville
"and" Friday Night Lights"), Kristin Davis ("Sex and the City") and
Shonda Rhimes ("Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy"). The book also
boasts a Foreword by Deborra-lee Furness (actress and wife of Hugh
Jackman), who also shares a tale about their own adopted children.
"Mother's Day alert Buy your copy now "--Amy Poehler
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