Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Suggested Reading

Secret Thoughts of an Adoptive Mother (Jana Wolff)

My review...Read this book.

Jana Wolff states the thoughts that may wander into your mind that you quickly brush away thinking, I'm not suppose to think THAT. She makes it okay to have rational thoughts, knowing everything is not warm & fuzzy in this process. She points out many situations along the way with such honesty and humor. And it's never done with a 'woe is me' attitude.

I've had many LOL moments on the subway to & from work with this read. One in particular that hit home was the fact that adoptive moms completely miss out on the luxury of being offered a seat on the subway. In the eyes of the outside world, we're not 'expecting'.

Since February, I've been reading everything I can get my hands on relating to international adoption, Ethiopia, child development of adoptees, medical issues and the list goes on. Secret Thoughts of an Adoptive Mother was a nice break from the heavier reads, yet very informative. As the statement goes, Knowledge is Power. In this process, you can't be armed with enough!

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  1. Thanks, Tamara!!! I have been reading a ton too but haven't been in the mood for the heavy stuff lately. I am going to go order this now :-)

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