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The Boy from Baby House 10: From the Nightmare of a Russian Orphanage to a New Life in America

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Amazing....

I decided to read this book after seeing it advertised in a church mailer. My husband & I have been seriously considering adoption for a few months and I wanted some more insight on some things I already knew and had heard about the Russian orphanage/adoption system. ...
I decided to read this book after seeing it advertised in a church mailer. My husband & I have been seriously considering adoption for a few months and I wanted some more insight on some things I already knew and had heard about the Russian orphanage/adoption system.

John's tale is (and John himself) absolutely remarkable. The amount of heartbreak & pain he suffered is unimaginable... and the amount of happiness he has gained is simply breathtaking. I strongly reccommend this book & will be most likely be purchasing additional copies to give to our family to help explain some things personally.

John - if you're reading this - I read a newspaper article online that said you hoped that writing this would "help a child not end up in the same situation I was in in" and I can assure you - it will. The gears were turning before reading your story, you just helped to direct them & turn them faster. Thank you!

posted by Shinel on October 23, 2009

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Poorly written and creepy

I come from a mostly eastern-european background and my grandfather was adopted from a gulag in Hungary. I read this book hoping to find information and similar stories to that of my grandfather. However, the author is obsessed with this child to the point where it beco...
I come from a mostly eastern-european background and my grandfather was adopted from a gulag in Hungary. I read this book hoping to find information and similar stories to that of my grandfather. However, the author is obsessed with this child to the point where it becomes creepy, flat out ignoring the other children that were stuck in the baby-house (they only get a side-note at the end of the novel.) She also becomes obsessive about Russian culture. It's fine to want to learn about your adopted child's culture, but it just seems a little much.

posted by 7882947 on May 22, 2011

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