Item description for Born in Our Hearts: Stories of Adoption by Filis Casey, Marisa Catalina Casey, Chuka Onwumechili, Alex Cal, Anton Georgiev, Marilyn Meberg, Becky Freeman & B. Teissier...
A heartwarming collection of true stories that weave a rich tapestry of the adoption experience from many different perspectives: birthmothers, adoptive parents and grandparents, and adopted children and adults. These inspiring stories reveal the challenges and joys of the lifelong adoption journey including: the pain of letting go of a child; the wonderment of meeting "your" perfect child halfway around the world; the challenges of adopting an older child already set in his ways; watching a child's potential flourish in a loving environment; sibling rivalry and eventual bonding; integrating a child's culture into a new multiracial family; finding peace in the search for identity, roots and unanswered questions; and feeling the happiness and love that comes from forming a family.
While each story is unique, the emotions conveyed are universal: love, loss, hope and joy.
The collection will appeal to everyone affected by adoption, regardless of their phase in the journey.
Stunning black-and-white photos are included.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2004
Publisher HEALTH COMMUNICATIONS #647
ISBN 0757301290 ISBN13 9780757301292
Availability 0 units.
More About Filis Casey, Marisa Catalina Casey, Chuka Onwumechili, Alex Cal, Anton Georgiev, Marilyn Meberg, Becky Freeman & B. Teissier
Filis Casey is the founder and president of The Alliance for Children, the first international adoption agency in Massachusetts. Since its inception, The Alliance has placed more than 4,000 children from countries including China, Latin America, India, Ecuador, Colombia and Russia. She is the mother of two biological children and one adopted child.
Reviews - What do customers think about Born in Our Hearts: Stories of Adoption?
very good Aug 20, 2006
Great book for anyone involved in the adoption process or those that have already adopted. Great to read of others experiences. Would highly recommend this book! Nicole
Uplifting and informative collection of stories from the adoptive triad Mar 7, 2006
Born in Our Hearts is an uplifting and informative collection of stories from the adoptive triad and family, including birthmothers, adoptive parents and grandparents, and adopted children and adults. Adoption is viewed through the lenses of a virtual rainbow of participants, in different circumstances and situations, yet overall it results in a very positve and encouraging view - with twists and turns unlike any other. While prospective adopters (both international and domestic) will enjoy the variety of adoption journeys, the viewpoints of the adoptees and birthparents are especially informative and will be of interest to parents who have adopted as well as those considering adoption.
Born In Our Hearts - Stories of Adoption Mar 7, 2005
Born In Our Hearts is a deeply honest book. A collection of adoption views written by the adopted children, the birth mother, the adoptive parents and grandparents. This book provides an insight and a true understanding into their world. It will leave you with a tear in your eye.
A MUST read for anyone dealing with children.
Born in Our Hearts--A Touching, Honest Look at Adoption Feb 28, 2005
As an adoption professional, I found this book to be a wonderful blend of perspectives. Contrary to popular opinion, adoption doesn't speak with one voice. The wide range of issues raised in Born in Our Hearts illustrates that quite well. As an adoptive parent, I identified with so many stories and so many feelings-the over-the-top excitement, the nail-biting anxiety, the deeply-rooted fear and sadness, and the incredible, indescribable joy. I'd recommend this book to anyone whose life has been touched by adoption or anyone who hasn't but wants to know more about the life experience of an adoptive parent, an adopted person, or a birth parent.
Endearing and heartwarming! Jan 13, 2005
This book is so inspiring. As part of a family touched by adoption, I totally enjoyed these stories. Each one is better than the next! This is truly a book that will evoke many emotions; joy,fear,love,disapointment, and hope. Even if you have not been touched by adoption, this book speaks to everyone's heart. This is a great book to give as a gift or to share with a book club! The most important lesson to learn from Born In Our Hearts is that families are made from love, not biology!