Top positive review
Great read on foster adoption!
Reviewed in the United States on July 4, 2016
Although I am married, healthy and on my mid-thirties I haven't had baby fever. While people are having kids or going through IVF treatments, I think about helping people with therapy dogs.I like life as is but always thought about adopting a boy one day and giving him a better life. I've been reading a few books on adoption and this has been by far the greatest book I have read on this matter. The author is very honest on every aspect of the foster/adoption process and how things change when you open your home to the children in need. Her story is very touching and I am sure many other foster families can relate. The author opened my eyes to many things that agencies don't tell you before you even start the whole process. As the author says, the meetings, posters and videos about adoption don't always tell the truth of what is like to care for children with trauma. It also helped me understand a little bit of the post adoption process and how the system fails to give information on the child's background, family history, type of trauma, etc. I admire this author for adopting 2 needed children while she were still raising her biological ones. She constantly tells how much she loves her children, her purpose and why she is doing this. She doesn't lie about what is like to care for children with trauma, the biological family drama and everything that she went through in the past 8 years with her adoptive children. This book gave me a true overview and made think more and more about the subject. It's a great read for those thinking about adoption. It is a challenging process but it can be worth it at the end. I'm still very thoughtful on the subject and on the fence but I am true believer that it can be worth it if you really want to be a parent and make someone's life better. As the author says, governments can't raise children. The world has many kids in need of a great family. I highly recommend this book.