I recently had the opportunity to do a book review of Love You More: The Divine Surprise of Adopting my Daughter by Jennifer Grant. The book is Jennifer's memoir of the process of adopting her 4th child from Guatemala (her first three children were from natural birth). I was drawn to the story because a quarter of my blood is Guatemalan and so the fact that her daughter was from there piqued my curiosity. In addition, foreign adoption is becoming more commonplace these days and I was curious to read someone's story about it.
I enjoyed the story. I think she did a good job of balancing the hardships and realities of adoptions alongside the beauty and the wonder of adoption being a wonderful piece of a God story. Reading this book gives you a good perspective on adoption, including why people think adoption is immoral (a concept I had never heard before) and resources if you are considering adoption. Don't worry, reading this story will not make you feel guilty that you HAVE to adopt. She in some ways even discourages it, if your heart motives are not coming from love. However, she does emphasize the wide-spread problem of orphans in this world and challenges us as believers to find practical ways to address the problem.
If you are curious about adoption for any reason, whether you have friends that are adopting or you desire to do so someday, this book is a nice, safe, easy way to start exploring the thoughts and concepts around adoption.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tommy Nelson publishing. All thoughts and opinions are mine and mine alone.