Daughter from Afar: A Family's International Adoption Story
This family's true story, told with exquisite detail, shares the sadness and joys of their long process to adopt an abandoned Chinese baby girl. Sarah Woodard reveals with humor, sensitivity and honesty the adoption process, the journey to bring home her daughter and the ultimate adventure of becoming a mother.It is an absorbing story, beautifully written, in which two different cultures combine and illuminate each other, culminating in a heart-warming ending. But, as this new family is being born, it is really only the beginning.
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I finished this quick read in just one sitting (about two hours), which I can't remember ever doing before. It is a nice story about a family's experience adopting a daughter from China. The chapters trace their journey from first deciding to adopt, through all of the paperwork and bureaucracy, and to China and back home again. I've read a few similar memoirs on international adoption, and was pleased to find that this one included some of the more practical parts of the adoption process, the good AND challenging moments, an overall refreshing honesty. The descriptions of the author's emotions upon first seeing her daughter and then watching her daughter's personality emerge and evolve are wonderful. This is a delightful and heart-warming read!
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This is a beautiful and honest adoption story, straight from the mother's heart.
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