For the Love of a Child: The Journey of Adoption (Bookshelf eBook)(edit)
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The journey of adoption is never easy, but it is one of love and growth that can be powerfully redemptive. Adoption transforms the pain felt by all involved as they experience the ways God works in the lives of so many people through one tiny child. For those struggling with the decision to adopt, support an adoption, or place a child for adoption, this book is a must read. With examples of real experiences from a professional perspective as well as personal stories from people whose lives have been changed by adoption, it is filled with useful information and, more important, great hope.
"I was brought to tears as I read the stories told about real-life birth parents who took a crisis pregnancy and created a miraculous gift. . . . It is a great resource for anyone facing an unwed pregnancy and a must-read for all who are involved in adoption." Brad and Brenda Horrocks, adoptive parents and members of the National Board of Families Supporting Adoption
"Once in a great while, a book comes along that compels readers to pause and revisit long-held traditions and points of view. This is one of those rare books. . . . Read this book with care. Its contents will not only humble you but change your heart." Steven A. Sunday, manager of Evaluation, Development, and Training for LDS Family Services and advisor to the National Board of Families Supporting Adoption
"What an amazing book! For the Love of a Child covers all the aspects of adoption and unwed pregnancy and is a great resource for birth families and adoptive families alike. . . . I would recommend this book to any bishop, stake president, Relief Society president, or family touched by adoption. Well done!" Matt and Christine Oldroyd, adoptive parents and members of the Executive Board of Families Supporting Adoption.
About the Authors
Monica L. Blume, a licensed clinical social worker, has counseled birth parents and adoptive couples for more than ten years. She speaks to Latter-day Saint audiences across the country and has led various support, education, and training groups on the topic of adoption. She and her husband, Dennis, are the parents of six children.
Gideon O. Burton is an assistant professor of English at Brigham Young University and the associate editor of BYU Studies. He and his wife, Karen, are the parents of four sons. Gideon serves as bishop of his Springville, Utah, ward.
Great Book even if you are not adopting.
by Michael - reviewed on June 05, 2006
My husband and I recently purchased this book. We are in the adoption process. Every day we read a little bit of the book. We have loved reading it. I think any parent with a teenager should read it. It will prepare you for what can be in store. We have had many discussions together about what we have read and has helped solidify our relationship and has helped us to understand things from a birth parents side.
A MUST READ!!
by Customer - reviewed on February 22, 2006
This is a wonderful book written for unwed mothers, birth mothers, adoptive couples, adopted children and all of the loved ones who are also going through this difficult time. I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in learning more about adoption. This is a book that you will not be able to put down. The stories are real and touching. Your heart goes out to all of those involved in this hard time. I am a birth-mother of four years and I LOVE this book. Please read it...it will change your mind about adoption and unwed mothers.
great for unwed parents
by Customer - reviewed on October 03, 2008
This was very informative. It is a perfect study guide for those who are single and expecting. However, this is not as informant to those who are considering to adopt. Yes, it is enlightening in regard to what the birth parents go through, which does make it a must read; but, it barely covers what adoptive parents go through. It was done really well and is a great tool, it's just not ALL I expected it to be.
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