Carried in Our Hearts: The Gift of Adoption: Inspiring Stories of Families Created Across Continents

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, Apr 18, 2013 - Family & Relationships - 336 pages
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"My mommy didn't carry me in her tummy, she carried me in her heart." Bailey, a 5-years old who was adopted from China. Her story is included in this book.

According to People magazine, parents from all over the country seek adoption expert and Worldwide Orphans Foundation founder Dr. Jane Aronson's help “as if consulting a master detective.” Angelina Jolie praised Dr. Aronson's “drive and ambition to help children dream” (Elle). Indeed, over the course of the past three decades, Dr. Aronson has touched the lives of thousands of adopted children from around the world and in this inspiring book she presents moving first-person testimonies from parents (and a few children themselves) whose lives have been blessed by adoption.

Divided into thematic sections—such as "The Decision," "The Journey," and "The Moment We Met")—each prefaced by Dr. Aronson, this book introduces readers to Claude Knobler, a writer from Los Angeles whose journey to Ethiopia to adopt his son led to an unexpectedly moving encounter with the boy's courageous birthmother; actor Mary Louise-Parker whose older adopted son's bond with her newly adopted baby daughter was deep and unwavering from the instant the two children met; and Lynn Danzker, an entrepreneur who set off alone to adopt her son, Cole, and in the process, met and married her husband. The authors of these testimonies range from doctors to filmmakers, from financial consultants to celebrities—all of them bound by their moving and transformative experience as adoptive parents.




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Review: Carried in Our Hearts: The Gift of Adoption: Inspiring Stories of Families Created Across Continents

User Review  - Agatha - Goodreads

I had really requested this book b/c this author is a very well-known adoption doctor and so I kind of thought it was more about her (I thought the entire title was just Carried in Our Hearts), but ... Read full review

Review: Carried in Our Hearts: The Gift of Adoption: Inspiring Stories of Families Created Across Continents

User Review  - Katie Trenerowski - Goodreads

I was rather impressed with this book that once I completed it, I mailed the book to a friend who is seriously pursuing adoption in Ethiopia. Along her journey of adopting two boys from Ethiopia, she ... Read full review

About the author (2013)

Dr. Jane Aronson has held prestigious positions at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Columbia Presbyterian, Winthrop University, the Weill College of Medicine of Cornell University, among many other institutions. In 1997, her dedication to adoption medicine led her to create the Worldwide Orphans Foundation, which has developed successful programs in Bulgaria, Ethiopia, and Vietnam, all aimed at improving the lives of orphans in their home countries. A blogger for The Huffington Post and CNN.com, Dr. Aronson has been profiled in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Redbook, and Glamour and been featured on The CBS Evening News and The NBC Nightly News.

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