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05 January 2011 @ 10:40 pm
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Baby, We Were Meant for Each Other: In Praise of Adoption
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. From the Hardcover edition.

~Lirpa~: Books in Pile 1katje0711 on January 6th, 2011 03:58 am (UTC)
Sounds like a very sweet book.
Spicedogs: Bookwormspicedogs on January 6th, 2011 04:00 am (UTC)
It is. I teared up from the first paragraph.
~Lirpa~: Books on Shelfkatje0711 on January 6th, 2011 04:01 am (UTC)
gl12: handshakegl12 on January 6th, 2011 04:48 pm (UTC)
I heard him talking about this on NPR and he was so sweet! As an adoptive parent myself I could totally relate to a lot of his experiences.

Btw, I appreciate you posting your "book reports.". I am always on the lookout for a good book so I like getting ideas from real
Spicedogs: Readingspicedogs on January 9th, 2011 03:00 am (UTC)
Thank you. I'm glad that my book posts help you.
venckman: happy happyvenckman on January 6th, 2011 10:24 pm (UTC)
This sounds lovely. My natural mother died when I was a tiny baby, and I was raised by a stepmother. I don't know how old I was, very small, before I started school, when I asked questions about why my older siblings got to call her by her first name, and things like that. And, I can remember this as clearly as if it was yesterday, she sat me down, and explained things, and then said, "You are mine, because I picked you." This is the most beautiful thing anyone has ever said to me, and probably ever will say to me. Blood does not make a family. Love does, which is why I love stories like the ones told in this book.
Spicedogs: Lovespicedogs on January 9th, 2011 03:01 am (UTC)
I so agree with you. Love makes a family.