An extraordinary story of a four year old adopted by an American family from China. Saddened by the fact that she had to leave the little boy she had befriended in the orphanage, this little girl manages to inspire two families and two governments to cooperate to reunite her with the little boy she left behind. A wonderful story that illustrates the amazing power of love.
I found this book because I was looking for books that concerned international adoption (specifically China). However, nothing could have prepared me for how amazing this story is! This book touched me so deeply that it will always be a part of me. The author, the mother of one biological child and an infant adopted from China had decided "no more children" until she saw the picture of a little girl on a website. Something told her that that child was HER daughter - and her life would never be the same. 4 year old Jaclyn is an intense and active child - but that was not the only adjustment that she had in store for Cindy and her family. Jaclyn couldn't forget about a little boy back in China that she had loved and cared for (she called him "her baby") and from the moment that she could speak English all she did was ask her new mom and dad to go to China and get him, too! This touching and beautiful story talks frankly about adoption of an older child, the mixing of families, and how even when you think there is NO more money or room in your heart or life for another child, somehow love finds a way. What a miracle love is for everyone involved!!
This book brought tears to my eyes. The author's writing is so literal that I could picture the different scenes. The thought of all of those child in Chinese orphanages makes me wish I had the space and the money to adopt.