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Forever Lily: An Unexpected Mother's Journey to Adoption in China

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2007

    The Traveling Companion from Hell

    I don't know where to begin. Let me just say I am an adoptive mother of 3 daughters including one from China. The descriptions of the adoption process and the beautiful city of Guangzhou in this book are dead on. BUT---the story is horrifying. Beth virtually stole Alex's child from her while Alex was having very real but very normal anxieties about adoption with her husband half a world away. Each time I went through the adoption process I had HUGE doubts particularly with my Chinese adoption. If I didn't have a ton of support I may have made terrible decisions about whether or not I was doing the right thing. God forbid I traveled with Beth, as my beautiful and much loved daughter may be living with her instead of in our family right now. It is totally normal to have severe post-partum style depression in the adoption process. Beth took advantage of that in a big way rather than being a friend and support to Alex. While I have no doubt that Lily is in a loving home, my heart aches for Alex and the horrible ending to her story.

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