The title of the book LOVE YOU MORE: The Divine Surprise of Adopting my Daughter was intriguing. It was written by Jennifer Grant and was a real eye opener for me. The process of adopting a child from another country is much more complex and lengthy than I would have thought. Reading Jennifer’s writing was like having her sitting across the table from me, telling me all about it. She quotes a Chinese proverb that says “An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet regardless of time, place, or circumstances. The thread may stretch or tangle, but it will never break.” This describes the process that Jennifer and her family went through as they sought to adopt Mia from Guatemala. Mia eventually joins the family: Jennifer, her husband David and their three young children….and then begins Mia’s lengthy process of assimilation into an American family and culture.
At the end of the book there are tips for adoptive parents, discussion questions, resources and notes/references. I would recommend this book to anyone who is thinking of adopting a child…or who, like me, was drawn in by the title of the book!