Author Jennifer Grant tells the story of adopting her Guatemalan-born daughter Mia, in this book from Thomas Nelson publishing.
Grant spends quite a bit of time talking about their family life before Mia. She jumps back and forth a bit between their pre-kids life and accounts of the birth of her 3 children and one miscarriage. It was a bit confusing at times and seemed disjointed.
The parts of the book that were specific to their adoption – how they arrived at the decision, the process, the waiting – all the way through to today when Mia is 8, reads quite well.
Grant did a great job of capturing how frustrating the waiting process can be and the panic that can ensue when there are rumors of shut downs.
From time to time the book seemed to wander into stories that didn’t seemed like filler content. I found myself skimming through some of those sections, a little impatient with them.
I was glad that the book went into detail about how family life was after adopting Maria and the struggles Grant went through wondering if she was a good enough mom. Don’t we all do that?
I wouldn’t add it to my “must reads” for adoptive parents, but many would enjoy it.