Monday, February 2, 2009

Really good article on Ethiopian Adoption Info


My new friend, Lori, recommended this article to me today, and I'm so glad she did! It was great.

I have seen on so many Ethiopia Adoption related blogs Melissa Faye Green's book "There is No Me Without You". I will admit, sometimes when I see that EVERYONE is reading a certain book, my rebellioius side comes out, and I start to not want to read it. Lori emailed me a link to her recommended adoption reading and it was on her list. I haven't known Lori long nor do I know her all that well, but what I have learned from her, I greatly respect. Her input in my own journey has been WONDERFULLY helpful and invaluable. So, basically, since it was on LORI's list, now I want to read it. I ordered it on Amazon yesterday (for $1.42...LOVE that!)

I have never looked at Melissa Fay Green's "occasional blog", but I did today, and I'm sure I'll go back. I love her perspective, info and suggestions. I found it very helpful. I've read some books about bonding and attachement and done our "adoptive parent education" (all 10 hours worth, although it didn't really take anywhere near that long)....sometimes that stuff sounds so scientific and honestly, I get bored with the psychology mumbo jumbo jargon.

I really like MFG's way of giving REAL info from her own experience. She's an experienced and seasoned mom and I found it very helpful. Now, I can't wait to read her book!

5 comments:

Paul and DeeDee said...

you will love it....it was an awesome insight to life surrounding orphanages in Ethiopia.

Dawn said...

yes... definitely a must read. you will love it!

be_a_Mary said...

I really found that that book gave me such a broader perspective about the world--not only adoption and Ethiopia, but about AIDS and poverty. And I was so inspired by the impact one woman could have on the lives of so many. Here I have three children and I often think "i can't take any more." What must it have been like for this woman to have 50 children in her care, and continue to take in orphans because they had NO ONE. Would I be so selfless and open? I want to be a better person, and I think this book lends itself to that.

Mark and Cassie said...

Eryn- Thanks again for a great resource in your post. We are on the Olympic Peninsula, Port Angeles!
I'm sure our families will meet up eventually. I'll keep checking in on your progress, God Bless.

Ted and Lori said...

I'm so glad you found the article helpful, and I look forward to hearing your thoughts on TINMWY when you're finished.

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