Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Love You More: Charming but also too dry at times.

Love You More:  The Divine Surprise of Adopting My Daughter by Jennifer Grant

This is a story of a woman and her family's very personal journey into adopting a daughter from Guatemala.
Its unusual because you don’t expect someone with three very young children wanting to go into the process of international adoption. The book tells of her family life, friendships and some experiences of her life before adoption. She also touches on the presence of God through out this particular walk. She shares much of the process ; the paperwork, scrutiny and then the toughest of all “the waiting” for that child to come “home”. Then the bonding part of their relationship begins. Mia with her new mommy, daddy and brothers and sister.

I would recommend this book to anyone considering adoption. She helps take off the rose colored glasses that she admits that she had on. 
Also listed in this book were good resources; she definitely did her homework. 
She also had an unexpected but helpful short section about miscarriage; which she experienced.  
This book was eye opening in the area of how big the numbers of orphans and their living ( surviving) situations are.   She also touches on “ okay, you can’t/don’t want to adopt ?” then help in other ways; and then she listed a few ways to get a person thinking. Jennifer handled that part with wisdom and kindness. The only thing I disliked about the book was in a few sections it got long winded and dry with too many details; until it got back to her interaction with people in the story. 

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

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