Wednesday, August 10, 2011

A Fresh Look at Adoption

Love You More

Jennifer Grant always knew adoption would be part of her journey.  But with three kids five years old and under, parenthood was all about survival of the fittest.  She and her husband aptly characterized this time as "Mowing the Lawn in the Dark:" too much to do, too little time.

Adoption lands smack on her doorstep when 5 year old Theo asks: "Well if that is the thing (adopting orphans) that makes God happy, why aren't we adopting a baby, too?" (pg 74).  Written with wit and humor, Grant explores the heartache and excitement of adoption.  Her "no holds barred" attitude gives an honest look at the process and the emotional journey of one mother searching for her daughter.

Although written from a Christian perspective, the book is far from preachy and very relatable.  Well-written, Love You More is a quick read that will keep you wanting more.  In addition to adoption, this book explores many topics related to the question of family and parenthood.  Grant celebrates all that it is to be a mom.

*Disclaimer: I received this book as part of a review program from BookSneeze.  I was not monetarily compensated for this review and all opinions are my own.

1 comment:

keri said...

I loved this book, which, by the way, released in stores (and Kindle) this week!
I think any parent would enjoy it and would connect with the author's honest reflections on what it means to be a family, the angst and humor of parenting, the sense of purpose and joy that building a family brings (along with the struggles and disappointments). A very honest book that anyone would enjoy. I also love the author's blog at

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