Adam Pertman, President of the National Center on Adoption and Permanency, author of Adoption Nation

April 10th, 2016 by admin

“A wise and important book that’s entertaining, insightful—and on the mark. A story that will ring true for everyone with personal experience in the subject, from the beautifully-described Chinese settings to the adoption process itself; it will resonate with those tens of thousands of readers and will touch them deeply. But the real value—and strength—of this book is that it transcends its most obvious audience and, from the first page, becomes what all good literature aspires to be: a great tale, engagingly written, with universal appeal. The journey of the family Macy—and the Chinese birthmother, Xiao Lu—quickly becomes one of fierce emotional ups and down, always teetering on the edge of failure and sorrow, but ultimately rising to a level of profound acceptance and joy. This could become a phenomenon in its own. Its treatment of major issues relating to adoption will certainly appeal to millions of additional members of families formed through adoption from other countries and domestically, and ‘normalizing’ adoption and helping the general public understand this world more accurately.”

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