Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

by Sue Badeau

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Are We There Yet? by Sue Badeau

“Are we there yet, Nanna?” a sleepy grandchild asks. “Not quite yet, just a few more miles to go,” Poppa replies. Moments later, our GPS confirms his prediction as it announces, “You have arrived!” “Are we there yet?” How many times have we heard these words while raising 22 children? And now grandchildren are chiming in! How many times did we ask our own parents while growing up in Vermont? “Are we there yet?” How many times have we asked God this very question, hoping for that answer “You have arrived!”? Have we completed our family? Have we arrived in our careers? Are we there yet spiritually? God’s answer is always “Not quite yet – you have a few more miles to go . . . . “ Come along with Hector and Sue Badeau on their ultimate road trip – adopting and raising 22 children, from diverse backgrounds with many special needs. Like any road trip, their story has twists and turns, detours and surprises. You’ll be inspired, laugh out loud and shed tears as you share their experiences in foster care and adoption, coping with teenage pregnancies, addictions, unimaginable accomplishments and raw moments of grief after the untimely death of a beloved child. “Are We There Yet” is an entertaining story which also imparts nuggets of parenting wisdom for any parent or grandparent. It is packed with spiritual truths and life lessons for teachers, social workers, pastors and others who care about vulnerable children and families in our world today.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148609124
Publisher: Carpenter's Son Publishing
Publication date: 09/04/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 416
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Sue and Hector Badeau are lifetime parents of twenty-two children, two by birth, twenty adopted. Sue is a nationally known speaker on child and family topics, Hector works with homeless adults. They live in Philadelphia and are active in Summit Presbyterian Church. They have served as foster parents and as a refugee host family.

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Are We There Yet? 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Diana0 More than 1 year ago
Are we There Yet? By: Sue Badeau Wow title of this book brings back memories of growing up. Even now that I have my children they have said that and now our third generation gkids are saying It to me. So I can’t imagine what it would be like with 22 kids. Wow! I really give you credit on raising this many children for the Lord. To raise them honoring God is wonderful. Sue and husband have raised all these children. A few theirs, some special needs kids, international children and adopting siblings. It takes a heart of pure love to do what they have done. I give them credit. I just know in heaven you are going to have a big reward. Sue and Hector went through a lot of heartbreak during these years of raising children. All kinds of things they have been through with these children and still do it. It is through their loving hearts. I can’t imagine all the tears that have been shed not for sad times but also the joyous times. The joy they must feel in their heart. What you have done is amazing. On that day I just know you are going to hear “Well Done My Faithful Servant” ! God Bless them for all they do. I would recommend this book to all. I wish there was more then 5 stars I could give.
Karen02KD More than 1 year ago
This is an incredible story of great faith.  As a young couple, Hector and Sue Badeau, decided they would "have two and adopt two."  Within the space of just a few years, they "had two " but had adopted way more than two.  The Lord gave them a deep love for those children who had no one else.  They wanted to become the "forever parents" for those who had been moved too many times to count.   The Bandeau's share the triumphs and the sorrows that most families have, just on a much larger scale.  They have become advocates for adoption and proper foster care both on the state and national levels.  When they began their journey, they were just one, young couple trying to make a difference in a couple of lives.  They followed the leading of the Lord one step at a time.  Over time and through God's provision, they have impacted many.  Would that  we could each follow their example and take that first step. I received this book from The Book Club Network
tmurrell2 More than 1 year ago
Hector and Sue have a plan. They will have two biological children and adopt two children. But when they requested children that no one else wanted, something happened to their plans. Several years down the road and they find themselves weathering the joys and sorrows of parenting 22 children. Life isn't easy, but it's always an adventure. This book is huge! I was a bit intimidated by the size (507 pages) when I picked it up. But don't let this bother you, it's well worth the time. I really enjoyed the casual, family feel that the authors used when telling their story. They were able to portray their children and other family members as authentic and lovable. Anyone looking into adoption should pick up this book. Anything worthwhile can have its challenges. This book will give you a glimpse into some of the challenges that the Badeau family faced and how they dealt with them. Towards the end of the book I did get a bit confused with so many people coming into the story. But considering my memory, this isn't surprising. This was an inspiring, heartwarming book that was definitely enjoyed. I received this book free of charge from Book Fun in exchange for my honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Super heroes aren’t just for the fantasy world of comic books and action movies.  I now know super heroes are real, and it’s the Badeaus.  Not everyone can be foster or adoptive parents, but one thing the book showed me is that whatever we do to help, we can always do more.  Unbind self-imposed limitations, step out on faith and the strength to do more will come.
loriweller1 More than 1 year ago
Although this is a big book, it keeps your attention throughout the whole story. Hector and Sue are two amazingparents, both individuallly and together. Their priorities are on target. They are consistent in both routine andexpectations. Although with the household they had, I can't imagine it any other way. But you can see the loveof God and family from the two of them as individuals and then as a couple. Then it just continued with each child,grandchild, and great-grandchild. After working with foster children before and after placement in homes, Iunderstand alot of what these children have gone through and have empathy for the foster parents for what theyalso have to deal with. Overall, this is an inspiring book.I recieved this book from The Book Club Network for my honest review.