Baby, We Were Meant for Each Other: In Praise of Adoption (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Aug 24, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 180 pages
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In this warm, funny, and wise new book, NPR’s award-winning and beloved 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.

Woven into the tale of Scott, Caroline, and the two little girls who changed their lives are the stories of other adoptive families. Some are famous and some are not, but each family’s saga captures facets of the miracle of adoption.

Baby, We Were Meant for Each Other is a love story that doesn’t gloss over the rough spots. There are anxieties and tears along with hugs and smiles and the unparalleled joy of this blessed and special way of making a family. Here is a book that families who have adopted—or are considering adoption—will want to read for inspiration. But everyone can enjoy this story because, as Scott Simon writes, adoption can also help us understand what really makes families, and how and why we fall in love.

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

User Review  - David - Goodreads

If you can read this book without having to reach for some tissues, you need a heart tune-up. This was one of the most inspiring and worthwhile reads of my entire life. A series of stories about the magic (and challenges) of adoption. Read full review

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

User Review  - Brian - Goodreads

The two best parts of this book were the detailed account of meeting his adopted children for the first time and the stories of children who had disobeyed their parents will, but each were able to say that adoption was still a good choice and they loved their children despite the difficulties. Read full review

About the author (2010)

Scott Simon is the host of NPR’s Weekend Edition with Scott Simon. He has reported stories from all fifty states and every continent, and has won every major award in broadcasting. He also hosts shows for PBS and appears on BBC TV. He is the author of the novels Pretty Birds and Windy City, the memoir Home and Away, and the history Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball.

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