Sep 7, 2011

.:{ Book Reivew : Love You More }:.

Love You More by Jennifer Grant is a book I'd highly recommend anyone considering adoption, nationally or internationally. Not only is this book told on a personal level, but it also includes great sources of information.

The book is a personal account of the practice and patience of adoption. It really takes a strong person or couple to "endure" the steps of adoption. It is not like walking into an animal shelter and picking up a little puppy or kitten, or even an older animal. It might not even be for those who already have children (like myself) and definitely not for the person trying to save the world.

Fortunately (and unfortunately), this book definitely gave me the feeling that adoption is not the best choice for myself and my family. I had toyed with the idea for a long time, probably adopting from Kenya (since I did a mission trip there), or even a South American adoption. However I would probably fall into the category of the "sympathetic adopter" group. Although I could see myself being a foster parent, my husband was never willing to go through the process.

I really like the way the book was written, it almost felt like she was sitting in front of me telling me her life's testimony. Thank you Jennifer Grant for finally writing a book that gets personal with the reader and explain that adoption may or may not be for you.

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1 comment:

  1. It's interesting that this book made you decide not to adopt. If your husband isn't willing to go through the process of being licensed for foster care, I think you made the right choice. Adoption requires that the entire family be "all in." It's not easy. And adopting a child certainly is absolutely not like adopting a pet!
    I read abd enjoyed this book as well, and although I am not planning on adopting, I loved just reading about the author's family, how she and her husband parent their children. I think she's a great role model because she seems so intentional about talking about and building a family culture, even in the midst of their busy lives.