Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Adoption: 101 Stories about Forever Families and Meant-to-Be Kids

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Adoption: 101 Stories about Forever Families and Meant-to-Be Kids

by Amy Newmark, LeAnn Thieman

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Adoption: 101 Stories about Forever Families and Meant-to-Be Kids by Amy Newmark, LeAnn Thieman

A reissue of Chicken Soup for the Adopted Soul, this updated collection has even more heartwarming and encouraging stories—your favorites from the original, plus new bonus stories—all about the joy of adoption.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Adoption will encourage and uplift you with its touching, personal stories about forever families and meant-to-be kids, with insight into what adoption is all about and what it’s really like to be adopted. You’ll be inspired by this special compilation that celebrates the bonds between parents and children.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611599466
Publisher: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Publication date: 03/31/2015
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 788,504
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Amy Newmark is author, publisher, and editor-in-chief of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. LeAnn Thieman, speaker and prolific Chicken Soup for the Soul co-author, was part of Operation Babylift (Vietnam Orphan Airlift) in 1975.

Table of Contents

Introduction LeAnn Thieman 1

1 Claiming My Own

1 The Stuffed Animal Barbara S. Canale 7

2 And His Name Was Nicolas Erin Conroy 11

3 The Curly-Haired Girl Heidi Shelton-Jenck 13

4 Operation Babylift LeAnn Thieman 15

5 The Hidden Blessing Brenda Henn 19

6 A Miracle of joy Sharon Beth Brani 22

7 Entwined Hearts Pamela D. Williams 25

8 Roots Dave Corden 28

9 A Most "Difficult" Child John James 32

2 Discovery

10 Adoption of the Perfect Child Diana M. Amadeo 39

11 A Window into Heaven Stacy Tetschner 44

12 A Child Like Me? Lisa J. Schlitt 48

13 The Postman Kim Toms 50

14 Julia Kathy Pride 54

15 A Gentle Morning Mist Renée Friedman 57

16 Matching Kim McKinney 61

17 On Purpose Jennifer S. Johnson 62

18 Lists David Avrin 64

19 At the Kitchen Table Elizabeth Mallory 66

20 My Mission of Hope Cherie Clark 71

3 Love and More Love

21 He's Yours Cheryl Dieter 79

22 Never Say Never Bryan Clark 82

23 3 AM Feedings Elizabeth Watkins Rhonda Richards-Cohen 84

24 Adopting Amy Joyce Stark 87

25 A Real Little Orphan Annie Amanda Cole 90

26 Shower of Love for Rosita Sharon Gibson 92

27 I Could Not Conceive Valerie Kay Gwin 95

28 A Grandmas Love Nancy O'Neill 97

29 The Navy's Baby Dan E. Kecnan Janet Matthews 102

30 My Really Son Rose Godfrey 106

4 Divine Intervention

31 Our New Family Picture Sharon M. Yager 113

32 Greatest Fathers Day Gift Clifton Bush 116

33 Front-Page News Virginia Chanty 120

34 Christmas Providence Eric Myers 122

35 Hope on the Line Martha Bolton 124

36 My Sisters Story Diana M. Millikan 127

37 A Miracle Cheryl Gromis 129

38 All I Want for Christmas Is… Bethany Lindgren 133

39 Mother's Intuition Christie Rogers 136

40 Special Needs Audrey Perrott 138

5 Lessons of a Lifetime

41 Mother's Day Blessing Christie Rogers 145

42 Do You Love Me as Much? Nancy Liedel 148

43 Nursing Miracle Stephen D. Rogers 151

44 He Is Mine Valerie Kay Gwin 153

45 Adoption Means… Mandy Houk 155

46 Dear Son Bridget Colern 157

47 Expecting Again Mimi Greenwood Knight 160

48 Real Patti Wade Zint 162

49 The Note Kimberly Hee Stock 166

6 Defining Moments

50 Whose Plan? Melody Davis 173

51 Life's Little Lessons Maresa Aughenbaugh 175

52 Pet Connections Ellie Porte Parker 177

53 Two Little Girls Anthony S. Tessandori 180

54 Open-Door Policy Laura Christianson 183

55 Appropriately Impolite Cathy McIlvoy 186

56 Tummy of an Angel Nancy Morse 189

57 Love's Language Cathy Cruise 191

58 Are We Crazy? Jana Thomas 194

59 Wait! What? Cori Taylor 197

7 Overcoming Obstacles

60 Parker's Story Linda Wood 203

61 The Whole Family Sandy Wright 207

62 Unstoppable Love Diana Green 210

63 Koala Bear Stefanie Johansson 213

64 Meant to Be Kelli Myers-Gottemoller 217

65 Susan, the Prophet Cindy Kauffman 220

66 A Unique Bond of Family Belinda Howard Smith 223

67 How I Got My Brother, Mitch Teresa Ambord 227

68 Love Conquers All Tina O'Reilly 231

69 Light al the End of the Tunnel Lee Varon 233

70 Special Son Alicia Britt Chole 236

71 Valentine's Day Miracle Gracie Swartzendruber 239

8 Healing

72 The Boy Keri Riley 245

73 Bring It On Christine Smith 249

74 Top Gun G. Ann Potter 251

75 Blood Ties Jody Ellis-Knapp 254

76 Eddy Alejandro Dana Woods 257

77 The Man of My Dreams Jessica Kennedy 259

78 Running To Chalise Annett Bourque 263

79 Buster Sylvia Smart 267

80 Healing Hope Paula Freeman 270

9 Gratitude

81 Mrs. Usher Roger Dean Riser 277

82 Tea in the Afternoon Nancy Bravo Creager 281

83 What Its Like to Truly Have a Mother Maria Ervin 284

84 Love Transcends Blood Linda Zou 287

85 Nine Months in My Heart Rhonda Lane Phillips 289

86 Children of Our Own Leah Cook 291

87 Dear Mom Karen C. Helmrich 293

88 I Need a Little Sister Abbey Swartzendruber 297

89 Baby T Marti Davidson Sichel 300

10 Reunion

90 Searching Nancy Liedel 307

91 Two Paths for Two Daughters Ruthan Josten 310

92 It Was You Ana Hays McCracken 313

93 The Answer Priscilla Miller 316

94 Lessons from the Trees Edward Dow Bartling Martinez 318

95 She Held Me for the Longest Time Amy Baldwin 322

96 What Happened to Those Babies? Bree Cutting Sibbel 325

97 Urban Cowgirl Isabel Harris 328

98 Relentless Jess Wiederholt 332

99 Helping and Loving Orphans Betty Tisdale ThuVan Tisdale DeBellis 336

100 Greatest Blessing Colleen Bonds 342

101 219 Children Bert Ballard 345

Meet Our Contributors 348

Meet Amy Newmark 365

Meet LeAnn Thieman 367

Thank You 369

About Chicken Soup for the Soul 370

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