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In Search of a Family: A Story of an International Adoption Paperback – December 1, 2009
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About the Author
Kevin Carlisle is a board certified physician assistant, specializing in surgery. He has practiced medicine for more than 29 years. He graduated from Michigan State University, received his medical degree from Long Island University/Brooklyn-Cumberland Medical Center in New York and his M.B.A. from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. In addition, he is a licensed representative with Primerica Financial Services. His hobbies include reading, gardening, cooking, and scuba diving. He is a certified dive master. He earned the highly coveted Eagle Scout designation. Ginger Carlisle is a Regional Vice President with Primerica Financial Services. She attended Adelphi University in New York, the University of Florida in Gainesville and received an M.B.A. and M.H.A. from the University of Miami. She graduated from the Montreal General Hospital nursing program a McGill University Health Centre and was a practicing registered nurse for 20 years. She enjoys traveling, scuba diving, cooking, and entertaining friends and family.
Top customer reviews
nannies in the orphanage as "groupa" which means group in Russian. There are a whole bunch more incorrect translations throughout the book. I
found this book ok but poorly edited and predictable.
Humorous, detailed and loving, readers learn about problems with language barriers, wildly varying degrees of cleanliness in hotels and orphanages, and major culture differences in a month-long stay, many issues which were largely resolved by their Ukrainian assistant. This book is helpful for parents adopting internationally, particularly because of the emotional aspects the authors openly discuss, such as their fears and joys and extreme fatigue. Many parents are so excited about adopting their child that they may never have anticipated major cultural differences present in the country where their child was born. As a result, this book is good preparation for anyone thinking about or planning to adopt a child from another country.
--Christine Adamec, Author of numerous adoption books
The journal format of the book allows readers to relate to the anxiety, joy and frustration that the authors experience and gives a realistic account of what international adoption is like. For readers interested in international adoption, this is a book that will help shed some light on potential obstacles; challenging situations they may encounter as well as provide hope that they too will be successful in their own search for a family.