Three Little Wonders: An Adoption Story [NOOK Book]

Overview

Together for ten years, David and his partner made the decision to become dads. Figuring out they wanted to adopt was easy, the waiting and complications along the way were not. Follow their journey as this same-sex couple tried to start their family and prevent three brothers from being separated.

A heart-warming tale of two dads and their Three Little Wonders.
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Overview

Together for ten years, David and his partner made the decision to become dads. Figuring out they wanted to adopt was easy, the waiting and complications along the way were not. Follow their journey as this same-sex couple tried to start their family and prevent three brothers from being separated.

A heart-warming tale of two dads and their Three Little Wonders.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013960770
  • Publisher: Stonehenge Press
  • Publication date: 2/19/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

David H. Burton was born in Windsor, Ontario to parents that instilled in him the love of the written word at a very young age. Throughout his childhood, David read relentlessly, often into the wee hours of the morning.

Fantasy and Science Fiction novels have always been David’s greatest vice and he has indulged in the likes of Terry Brooks, Robert Jordan, Margaret Weis, Mark Anthony, J.R.R. Tolkien, George R.R. Martin, Robert J. Sawyer, Isaac Asimov, Melanie Rawn, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Sarah Prineas, and J.K. Rowling.

David graduated from the University of Toronto with a major in Biology and a minor in Classical Civilization. He also dabbled in Computer Science, to which he owes his current occupation in the Telecommunications world at one of the large banks in Canada.

When David isn’t writing he enjoys spending time with his partner and three boys: hiking, swimming, kayaking, biking, and reading. David has a great fondness for Portuguese cuisine, good wine, and all things left of centre.

You can find David online at davidhburton.com
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  • Posted February 21, 2012

    Personal, Detailed, Inspiring! A Testament to Love :)

    This very personal and very detailed story is essentially one about love, all the ways it can be found and shared. To me it seemed a tale of two heroes, a same-sex couple who had enough love between them to shower it on three boys who needed a few heroes in their lives so that they could remain together.

    This story shows the in and outs, all the aspects of life, of the law, which go into adoption. Its already a very delicate process, but for a same-sex couple complications can increase. This couple met them all and then some. Which leads me to what I liked most about this story, not just the honesty and the valuable information provided, but how the author included all he has learned from his three little wonders. It provided a great ending to a great story about parenting. Children are gifts, and when looked at that way, our lives can be so greatly enriched by them.

    This story is living proof that families can come in all shapes and sizes in a beautiful and miraculous way. Mr. Burton seems truly like a man who stops to embrace all life hands him and to be grateful for all that is around him as well. In this day and age, this is a story everyone can learn from – I found myself encouraged to be a better parent, a better person after reading it. All that matters in a family is the unconditional love that is at the foundation and everything else just works itself out. The love, the learning, a great life, it goes both ways between parent and child if fostered in just the right way. Thanks for the reminder :) Thanks for sharing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    Inspiring

    A heart-warming tale of adoption and overcoming obstacles to pursue a dream. A blend of instructional manual and memoir, this is a recommended read for anyone who views "love" as the foundational principle of any family.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 3, 2012

    I thought this was a heartwarming story of what it means to be



    I thought this was a heartwarming story of what it means to be a family. It brought me to better understand the struggles of same sex couples and adoptions, and it reinforced my belief that deep down we all want the same things; love and a sense of family.

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  • Posted March 27, 2012

    Three Little Wonders is amazing. It's a love story, a journey t

    Three Little Wonders is amazing. It's a love story, a journey to adoption, and a parenting guide all in one. Only David Burton can deliver such a riveting, heart-gripping story with such verve.

    This is a must read!

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  • Posted February 21, 2012

    Insightful!

    Three Little Wonders is an honest, personal glimpse into the life of Fantasy Fiction Author, David H. Burton, his life-partner and their three sons. While the subject matter is about a same-sex couple's experiences with the adoption process, the story reaches far deeper.

    The appeal of Three Little Wonders transcends the LGBT audience with it's universal elements of meeting the right person and making it work long term, commiting to one another and together jumping through the hoops of the adoption process (just the stress of that has torn couples apart) Finding the family of boys and knowing they were meant to be with you, then going through the nail-biting tension the last leg of the adoption conjures up.

    Three Little Wonders is a great story, which is a fast read, written in a comfortable style which makes you feel like the author could be sitting across the room, recounting the details of the adoption, parenting styles and expectations; instilling values and respect to surround your family. Good parenting goes way beyond sexual orientation, it's about love, commitment, the ability to recognise a child's mental capabilities and encouraging them, involvement - being a part of their lives, talking with them rather than to them - all components that are touched upon in the story. Anyone reading Three Little Wonders will have no doubt in their minds that these children couldn't have ended up with any better parents. Hopefully, it will give other couples the strength and courage to seek to adopt.

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