Mine In China: Your comprehensive guide to adopting from China Kindle Edition
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It is obvious that Kelly put in a lot of time, energy, thought and organization to this book because anything and everything is covered! When I found myself asking questions, I would soon see a whole chapter dedicated towards answering them. Kelly breaks everything down into sections that are easy to find and understand. Aside from the chapters of wonderful information, she provides a Table of Contents for quick reference, plus Appendixes in the back complete with a master list of questions to ask your agency, a packing list for the trip, a checklist before your trip, souvenirs to look for in China and what to ask in an update for you child. Kelly wrote the book in a way that was easily understood, and if there were terms or acronyms that I wasn’t familiar with… well, she had a list for those too! Talk about organized! She even made me laugh at a few parts.
I really enjoyed reading about her two trips to China after reading through the process that encompassed the whole book. It made everything come together, and what better way to close out the book than illustrating the process through a blog on her family’s trips to China, which she transposed into the last two chapters of the book. Even though Kelly adopted two boys from China, her perspective throughout the entire book was very open, especially when reading about choosing a girl or a boy. She covers all sides of the topic at hand, whether good or bad, and never pushes the reader in a particular direction. Anyone who reads this book will come out of it with a fresh and open perspective about the whole process, which I think is crucial because there can be so many unknowns about the process.
I learned SO much from Kelly! I really could not put this book down. Easy to read. Organized. Very informative. Inspiring. You can’t get much better than that. I lovingly refer to this book as my “China Bible” meaning that this will be my “go-to” book when going through the process of adopting. This book will be by my side the whole time. Kelly even inspired me to write my own blog when my husband and I travel to China. What a great way to keep everyone in the loop. I feel so much better about the adoption process now.
I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in adopting a child from China, is in the process of adopting from China, or you know someone who is interested.
I would enjoy reading more books by Kelly about her sons now that they have been at home with her family in the U.S. A “transition” book would be cool for post-adoption parents to compare and/or prepare themselves for.
Kelly Mayfield is a rock star in the China adoption community. She knows what she's talking about and is a trusted and valued resource to so many. She walks the walk. Promise, if you join the Facebook groups suggested in this book, you will find her as an active participant. Just recently, she was able to shed light on some new policy changes that freaked a lot of us adoptive families out. She even interviewed several agencies so that she could provide more information. Thank you, Kelly Mayfield!