Thursday, May 20, 2010

Good "Beginner" Book

I had a nice visit with my friend, Dr. Ray Guarendi over the weekend.  He is the adopted dad of ...geat ready...10!   He and his heroic wife have inspired thousands with their story,  and thankfully, he's generous about sharing the wisdom he's learned.    One of his books that has been helpful to us is "Adoption:  Choosing It, Living It, Loving It"

I would say the book is for couples who may still be considering adoption, or who have just started the process.  Although I do feel any adoptive parent would benefit because it does so much to "debunk" fears and misconceptions, as well as to educate and prepare for life with your adopted child (or children).   It's also a great resource for grant's,  loans, different legal links, etc.    You can find out more and order the book here.


  1. I just found your blog, congrats on getting started with the paperwork part of your pregnancy! We used St Mary's and brought home our son in Feb 2008 (then 24 months, now 4 years old!!). I look forward to following your journey :-)

  2. Hi Kelly,

    Thank you for your encouragement!:) I never expected to find such a welcoming, amazing group, and I am grateful for your help and wisdom already. Congratulations on your son! I tried to find your blog, but when I clicked on your name, it just went to your profile and I couldn't find your blog. I am sure it's probably right in front of me and I'm just not seeing it, but could you send me your website? I would love to read your story. Thanks again Kelly.

  3. Hi Brooke, so glad you let me know about your blog. I added you to my blog list! So glad there are so many people sharing their experiences. It really helps during the process.