Forever Lily: An Unexpected Mother's Journey to Adoption in China

by Beth Nonte Russell | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 9780743292979 Global Overview for this book
Registered by A-Starr of West Chester, Pennsylvania USA on 9/26/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by A-Starr from West Chester, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, September 26, 2008
As someone with experience in international adoption, I thought this would be an enjoyable book for the adoption story, not so much the reincarnation subplot that appears throughout Russel's memoir. The adoption story itself was compelling enough, and I eventually found the dream sequences rather contrived. Really, there's no need to weave a past-life bond in order to love a child in the here and now!
I'm not sure how I feel about how the adoption was ultimately completed after the adopting mother panics in China and begins to question going through with it--I'd hate for someone to walk away from this book thinking this was typical. Still, if this book shows people the plight of these kids in need, then that's a good thing.
Overall just okay. I had higher hopes.


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