- Paperback: 180 pages
- Publisher: Saltshaker Books (November 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0830819703
- ISBN-13: 978-0830819706
- Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,027,102 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Adopting for Good: A Guide for People Considering Adoption Paperback – November, 1997
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After wading through chapter upon chapter of misty-eyed recounting of the author's own experiences,(complete with a fully explained morality lesson on each...for those who didn't "get it" ) I finally located one solid page about what to expect from a home inspection and, further in, another about the pros and cons of international versus domestic adoption (with a thinly-veiled sales pitch for the services "an agency like ours" can provide) . That's it.
If you are looking for material for a moral debate on adoption, this is your book; if you are looking for practical advice, go elsewhere!
This book may be of interest to those wanting to hear about the biblical justifications and ramifications of adoption, but there was far too little practical advice for the subtitle to be "A Guide for People Considering Adoption".
What little advice there is is surrounded by scripture and "lessons" from the Bible. For example, the book advises you go to 2 Corintians 3:4-5 to learn about self-esteem in children: "Such confidence is ours through Christ before God. Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God". What? Besides making very little sense, is this useful information about how to acquire or raise or child? Each chapter is preceded by a quote from the Bible.
Overall, I would categorize this book as long on biblical rhetoric but short on logic. However, I did enjoy some of the anecdotes about the author's personal experiences with adoption.
KIDNAPPERS CAME IN A BRIGADE FROM USA
The original Text in Spanish can be found in the Honduran newspaper La Prensa's website, just type the words LA PRENSA HONDURAS in Google or any other search engine, and then do a search in the newspaper's site, using the words ORPHANS OVERSEAS. This article can be easily translated using Google's language tools.
A true disappointment and a warning for all those interested in adopting, to make sure you contact legitimate agencies.
A Concerned Citizen