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Love You More

Love You More: The Divine Surprise of Adopting My Daughter

Following the invisible thread of connection between people who are seemingly intended to become family, journalist Jennifer Grant shares the deeply personal, often humorous story of adopting a fifteen-month-old girl from Guatemala when she was already the mother of three very young children.
Her family’s journey is captured in stories that will encourage not only adoptive families but those who are curious about adoption or whose lives have been indirectly touched by it. Love You More explores universal themes such as parenthood, marriage, miscarriage, infertility, connection, destiny, true self, failure and stumbling, and redemption.
In Love You More, Jennifer describes the way she feels God has brought her family together and completed it with the adoption of her daughter.
My views:
Jennifer Grant tells the story of adopting her Guatemalan-born daughter, Mia. She gives us a background to her family and family life which didn’t make very good reading. In fact, from time to time, the author seems to wander a bit. However, she goes on to tell about how her family arrived at the decision to adopt, the process they went through and the waiting. She has captured the frustration of the waiting process very well. Grant also covers details of how the family and Mia adjusted to each other and her own struggles about whether she was being a good Mom to Mia.
Not a ‘must read’ but certainly a book that adoptive parents might appreciate.
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PS: Did you catch my review of A Good Year For The Roses yesterday?

0 Comments on “Love You More

  1. I was reminded of a family friend who struggled during the process of adoption. Not just the bureaucratic paper work but also the comments and negativity from within the family.
    His own mother shunned the child for not being one of ‘their blood’ and blamed his wife for not being able to conceive, demanding he abandon her. This, in this decade, and with both members being doctors.
    I realize the book may not be brilliant but I sincerely hope it reaches a wider audience… we live in such a fickle world… it would be nice to see the good guys [girls here 🙂 ] get their moment of appreciation

    1. Oh that’s terrible, Roshan. We have a few adopted children in our extended family and I’m happy to report no one would be any the wiser about whether they’re adopted or not! I don’t know how people can do this to children!

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