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Baby, We Were Meant for Each Other: In Praise of Adoption


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ISBN13: 9781400068494
ISBN10: 1400068495
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Amy Vaughn, August 20, 2010 (view all comments by Amy Vaughn)
After only reading the exerpt and having just been to China for my sisters adoption he does a great job of putting it all into words. Both the highs and lows. I can't wait to read it!
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gilesrickett, May 24, 2010 (view all comments by gilesrickett)
I've read the excerpt, not the book yet, but will as soon as it's on the market. As an adoptive father (twice over) i cannot think of a more sensitive, intelligent, humorous, or more qualified person to write a book on adoption as Scott Simon. What a perfect book for an adoptive family, or anyone remotely interested in adoption. Can't wait to read this book!
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Simon, Scott
Random House
Simon, Scot
Adoption & Fostering
Child Care and Parenting-Adoption and Foster Care
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Product details 192 pages Random House - English 9781400068494 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Simon, host of NPR's Weekend Edition and author (Pretty Birds), shares an entertaining and affecting narrative about his experience of adopting two daughters from China and his take on what it means to be a father. While he doesn't go into personal whys and wherefores, he animatedly relates the journey that he and his wife, Caroline Richard, took to parenthood: falling in love with the thumbnail photo of the infant who became their daughter, Elise; meeting her in Nanchang; bringing her home to join a French-Irish-Catholic-Jewish extended family in Chicago; and returning to China to adopt Paulina, their second daughter. Almost a prerequisite in any book about adoption is the question of attachment after abandonment, and Simon nimbly acknowledges and dispels Nancy Verrier's concept (from The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child) while guiding adoptive parents toward compassionate awareness. Simon's answer to 'Can I love someone's else's child as much as my own?' is a resounding 'Yes! Yes! At least as much and more!' — which echoes the tone of his lively, openhearted book. This adoptive parenting memoir is a standout among books on the subject, with Simon on the page much the same as Simon on the radio — informative, enlightening, and enjoyable. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Review" by , "[A] slim yet wholly satisfying book....Simon has made a passionate, welcome case for opening our hearts to all those around us, regardless of their origins."
"Review" by , "A single wise truth emerges from the book: Adoptive families are pretty much like other families, with the same woes and thrills — and maybe with an extra overlay of anxiety. But the anxiety may be beneficial, in the end."
"Synopsis" by , NPR's award-winning Scott Simon tells the story of how he and his wife found true love with two tiny strangers from the other side of the world. It's a book of unforgettable moments: when Scott and Caroline get their first thumb-size pictures of their daughters, when the small girls are placed in their arms, and all the laughs and tumbles along the road as they become a real family.
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