My Family, A Symphony: A Memoir of Global Adoption (Hardback)
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My Family, A Symphony: A Memoir of Global Adoption (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 30/11/2010
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Before Madonna and Angelina Jolie made international adoption fashionable, Aaron Eske grew up in rural Nebraska with four siblings his parents adopted from around the globe. Each one arrived with severe health issues - Meredith was born without toes and was never supposed to walk, Jamie weighed two pounds and had cerebral palsy, and Jordan had his first heart catheter when he was five. His sister Michelle had suffered sexual abuse in India and experienced profound psychological trauma as a teenager. As an adult, trying to make sense of how his global family came to be, Eske bought a round-the-world plane ticket and journeyed in search of his siblings' origins. He visited the orphanages where they lived, met the people who cared for them and immersed himself in the the world of international adoption with visits to a slum school in India, the landmine loaded North Korean border, and a tribal prom in an Ethiopian rainforest . The result is a harrowing, complex, and ultimately triumphant story of international adoption that highlights the issues surrounding this increasingly popular parenting option.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230104150
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 453 g
Dimensions: 242 x 159 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
An honest exploration of the impact of international adoption on families and children alike. Kirkus Reviews"
"An honest exploration of the impact of international adoption on families and children alike." --Kirkus Reviews

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