A Daughter To Many: My Journey to Find Family and Forgiveness

A Daughter To Many: My Journey to Find Family and Forgiveness

by Kari E. Wiseman


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Andrea June was given up by her family for adoption before she was two years old. A young family with two boys–one boy was disabled–adopted her, and changed her name to Kari Ellen Larsen.

Growing up was very difficult for Kari. She wasn’t exactly the daughter her new mom hoped to have. Her father sexually abused her. By the time she was twelve, her parents had sent her away.

Peniel Christian School, a non-profit Christian school, became Kari’s home for the next five years. The school accepted children from across the country and from every walk of life–criminal gang members to those with only ADHD.

Living on a seventy-seven-acre farm in rural Wisconsin with forty other children promised many adventures. It was at Peniel that Kari accepted Jesus as her Savior, and saw her need to forgive her dad.

Years later, Kari met her husband Drew in Nashville, Tennessee. Since they wanted to have children, researching her family history became a priority. The startling information they uncovered changed her life forever.

God’s hand was surely at work.

Kari Wiseman, along with her many mother-figures assisting in recalling and writing this book, hopes that A Daughter To Many will encourage others in the areas of forgiveness, courage, and faith.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781950385065
Publisher: W. Brand Publishing
Publication date: 04/30/2019
Pages: 210
Sales rank: 1,174,853
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

preface vii

I’m adopted! 1

Trouble 13

Peniel 23

on my own 51

Kansas City here I come! 55

getting married 69

finding my families 83

branching out 109

nods of approval 127

let go and go 135

family travel 141

pictures of the past 155

a bullfrog and a boy 171

reflecting on the journey 191

author bio 195

timeline 200

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