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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Although Emily Buchanan had a highly successful career in broadcasting and a
loving husband there was something missing from her life: she desperately
wanted children. 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. Their desire to have a
very young baby led them to consider an adoption from abroad. As a journalist
Emily knew only too well the sad plight of many children in the world
trafficked to desperate couples and determined that her child had to come from
a country where adoption was properly regulated.
In this touching story Emily describes their first meeting with Jade Lin, who
had been left on the steps of an orphanage in a small town in Inner Mongolia
just after she had been born. Unlike many of the thousands of less fortunate
babies abandoned each year in China, Jade Lin had been placed with a foster
family before being approved for adoption and allocated to a family. It was
love at first sight for Emily and Gerald, but they still had obstacles of
language and culture to cross, as well as dealing with the reaction of friends
and family back at home. This diary tells in vivid detail the highs and lows of
Emily’s journey to motherhood.
"extraordinarily brave and honest, and written with great clarity. I can't
remember reading anything on the subject that was as open,... or done with as
much dignity. ...neither of us could puit it down, and we were both very moved
by it. John Simpson
"A delightful and candid account of a quest for much wanted children." Kate
"A factual and honest account of a mother's journey in adopting two daughters
from China." Adeline Yen Mah