A Love Like No Other: Stories from Adoptive Parents

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Penguin, 2006 - Family & Relationships - 262 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
She Is Among Us
ii
To Search or Not to Search
22
Living with a Very Open Adoption
34
Two Daughters Two Destinies
44
PostAdoption Panic
59
Baby on Boardbut Not Everyone Else
70
The Second Time Around
81
Which Ones Are Yours?
127
The Day That Hallmark Forgot
140
Standing Out and Standing Up in the Crowd
153
Divorce AdoptionStyle
164
Keeping It All in the Family
176
Reluctant No More Not That I Ever Was
195
And Then Everything Changed
206
Across Two Cultures
217

Grappling with Race
93
The First Thirteen
105
The Fallout from a LessThanPerfect Beginning
116
The Orphan Myth
226
Special Needs
239
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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.

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