Synopses & Reviews
Drawn from personal experience, these stories offer vivid and beautifully rendered snapshots of the adoptive parenting experience. Featuring: Marcelle Clements, Laura Shaine Cunningham, Christina Frank, Jesse Green, Melissa Fay Greene, Doug Hood, Pamela Kruger, Jenifer Levin, Antoinette Martin, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Adam Pertman, Emily Prager, Amy Rackear, Bonnie Miller Rubin, Dan Savage, Bob Shacocchis, Jill Smolowe, Sheila Steinbeck, Joe Treen, and Jana Wolf.
"Gripping, rarely told tales of life as adoptive parents." - USA Today
"Illuminates both the thrilling and trying elements of adoption." - People
"Compelling, complex, and compulsively readable." - Elle
"A rewarding read for adoptive parents, as well as for friends and family wishing to gain insight." - San Francisco Chronicle
"Gorgeous writing, deeply felt and strikingly expressed." - Christian Science Monitor
"A magical and candid collection, which I found impossible to put down...I guarantee it will provoke, edify, anger, amuse, stretch, touch, captivate, or even transform you." - Adoptive Families
Twenty leading authors, all of whom are adoptive parents, discuss their personal experiences. Some of their stories soberingly address the potential complications of adoptive parenting, while others tell of happily enriched family lives.
About the Author
Pamela Kruger is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Fast Company, Parenting, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, The International Herald Tribune, and The Wall Street Journal. She is currently a contributing editor at Child magazine. She and her husband have two daughters, Emily, seven, who is their biological child, and Annie, now two, whom they adopted from Kazakhstan when she was six months old. They live in New Jersey.
Visit Pamela Kruger's Web site at www.pamelakruger.com.
Jill Smolowe is the author of the adoption memoir An Empty Lap: One Couple's Journey to Parenthood. An award-winning journalist, she is currently on staff at People.