From China With Love

From China With Love

A Long Road to Motherhood

Book - 2005
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Although Emily Buchanan had a highly successful career inbroadcasting and a loving husband there was something missing fromher life: she desperately wanted children. After the trauma ofthree miscarriages, Emily and her husband Gerald were forced toaccept the knowledge that they would not be able to have childrenof their own and decided to look into adoption. Their desire tohave a very young baby led them to consider an adoption fromabroad. As a journalist Emily knew only too well the sad plight ofmany children in the world trafficked to desperate couples anddetermined that her child had to come from a country where adoptionwas properly regulated.

In this touching story Emily describes their first meeting withJade Lin, who had been left on the steps of an orphanage in a smalltown in Inner Mongolia just after she had been born. Unlike many ofthe thousands of less fortunate babies abandoned each year inChina, Jade Lin had been placed with a foster family before beingapproved for adoption and allocated to a family. It was love atfirst sight for Emily and Gerald, but they still had obstacles oflanguage and culture to cross, as well as dealing with the reactionof friends and family back at home. This diary tells in vividdetail the highs and lows of Emily?s journey tomotherhood.

"extraordinarily brave and honest, and written with greatclarity. I can't remember reading anything on the subject that wasas open,... or done with as much dignity. ...neither of us couldpuit it down, and we were both very moved by it. JohnSimpson

"A delightful and candid account of a quest for much wantedchildren." Kate Adie

"A factual and honest account of a mother's journey in adoptingtwo daughters from China." Adeline Yen Mah

Publisher: Chichester : Wiley, 2005.
ISBN: 9780470093436
Branch Call Number: 921 B91813
Characteristics: xii, 299 p. : ports. ; 20 cm.


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After the trauma of three miscarriages, Emily and her husband Gerald were forced to accept the knowledge that they would not be able to have children of their own and decided to look into adoption.

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