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Posted September 20, 2003
A harrowing story with a happy ending
This book wants to make me jump into a plane and bring home one of the thousands of children in Russia who need a family. Even though we now know that the author has successfully adopted her son, it is impossible not to feel overwhelmed by her and her husband¿s traumatic (and I¿m sure very costly) efforts to get past unhelpful and corrupt adoption personnel operating in a country thrown into political chaos. The Newman¿s story also conveys an interesting and all-too-human point: Once one falls in love with a particular child (even if only seen on a photograph!) one wants that child and no other. But I¿m glad the Newmans didn¿t give into their despair and kidnap the baby and transport him home through Finland! I hope they will banish from their minds the heartbreaking weeks trying to claim their son and rejoice around the clock in their great fortune. Gisela Gasper Fitzgerald, author of ADOPTION: An Open, Semi-Open or Closed Practice?Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 25, 2010
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