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  • By Murray Coulter
    Jul 23, 2016
    Mike and Kristin have written a book that summarizes the journey through adoption that you really can't describe until you have walked along the path. It is written so that each chapter gives nuggets of information. I found the section on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), and some of the underlying disorders to be helpful.
  • By Amberjoy Coble
    Jul 18, 2016
    I just finished this book, and I was surprised it even made me cry!! Okay, maybe that's not so much of a surprise. In this book I related to more than I thought I would. After all, I've only have 1 placement as a foster parent and I'm just a baby into this journey (no pun intended). This book is great for anyone who is thinking about adoption right down to those deep in the trenches. It's divided up according to journey, but I benefited reading all the way through (and it's short! So that's a perk in itself). I will be recommending this to everyone I know on this journey. It's eye opening and helpful and you realize, you are not alone!!
  • By S Poling
    Jul 17, 2016
    This book is an excellent resource for parenting kids through adoption (or in my case through guardianship). It gives real life perspective, is short, and easy to navigate. You can read just a chapter, or the whole book. It does not sugar coat life with trauma and loss as children adjust to life with a new family, but it does offer real life ideas, strategies, and expectations with the lens that you can do this. It's an easy read that really does live up to the title's sub-title- 'insights and stories for the journey.' The insights offer hope and perspective even though parts of the journey are tough, they share hope, and their choice to not give up, and let their son be a statistic. This perspective is so needed, as others who hear about the struggles, often make parents "saints" or suggest we send a child on to a home or the 'system.' That's not helpful to parents willing to surrender and choose to fight for a child to grow, gain skills, and experience love and connection... More > from adults who choose to raise the child. I love that it includes both Mike and Kristin sharing their stories from the mom and dad perspective, as we do interpret life very differently, and we need both perspectives! Thanks for a copy to review, I genuinely think it's worthy of being purchased!< Less
  • By Kelsey Raposa
    Jun 22, 2016
    Very informative. I like that the book is based on experiences and not just book knowledge. There's comfort found in the stories of difficult situations and hope in the fact that the Berry's made it through in one piece. They tackle subjects that a lot of adoptive/foster parents live through but don't have safe people to talk with. Thanks for the 'eyes wide open' approach!
  • By Denise Parsons
    Jun 19, 2016
    The authors keep it real. The adoption journey is not what is depicted in the movies. Mike and Kristin not only tell about their adoption journey, they give good advice as how to deal with the difficulties. I highly recommend this book to anyone thinking about adopting.
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Lulu Publishing Services
March 15, 2016
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.48 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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