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Wonderful and touching read! May 11, 2012
Jennifer Grant beautifully tells the story of her family's journey to adoption - from the initial inklings of the idea all the way to the assimilation of her new daughter into the family. Grant is honest in her writing - sharing the many emotions that she and her family went through during the long, arduous process of adoption.
Maybe it was the time of my life when I was reading this book, but it made me cry. More than once. As I read through the pages, I could feel every emotion that Grant was going through. From the initial hesitation to the surrender to the eager anticipation of the arrival of her new daughter ... the book captivated me from page one.
My husband and I have talked about adoption many times. It's something that we hope to do in the future. Something that we feel called to do. This book gave me just a tiny glimpse of the adoption journey that many families go through. It's a book I will read again and again - as we pray about our decision to adopt and begin the process in several years. I love her honesty, her candor, and her openness about the journey her family went through and I'm thankful that I had the opportunity to read it.
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Review by SoulMunchies
A Stirring Memoir on Parenthood and the Invisible Threads that Bind Us to Those We Are Meant to Love
The obstacles, surprises, and moments of grace that Jennifer Grant experienced, working through the adoption process to bring home her daughter from Guatemala, forever changed her life.
Love You More tells Grant’s deeply personal story of adopting her daughter, Mia. The process confronted her notions about what family means, pushed her into uncomfortable places, and—despite the waiting, adjustments, and challenges of a blended family—brought abiding joy.
Written for all parents but especially those interested in adoption, Love You More includes discussion questions, tips for prospective adoptive parents, and suggestions for readers on how to reach out in love and support for the world’s most vulnerable people, including orphans.
“From page one of her courageously vulnerable, intoxicatingly funny memoir about faith and family, Jennifer Grant finds the God of grace in each pot of macaroni and cheese, sticky little hand, doctor’s visit, late-night lawn mowing, and unlikely friend-turned-family-member that decorate her life.”—Cathleen Falsani, author, Sin Boldly
“So much written about adoption seems to overlook this essential truth: adoption is about love. Jennifer Grant’s story demonstrates this in every sentence and paragraph and on every page. She tells a story that is smart, funny, and brutally honest.”—Jessica O’Dwyer, author, Mamalita
|Publication Date||August 9, 2011|