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Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Baker Books
Publication Date: 2002
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Two appendices define adoption terms and outline resources that will be helpful to those exploring adoption. The emphasis of Loved by Choice, though, is to demonstrate how adoption can complete a family. It's a poignant celebration of adoption, led by those who understand it best.
This book's pro-life, positive, and upbeat message will be a welcomed source for women facing pregnancy choices, anyone working with unwed mothers, adoptees, adoption advocates, pro-life advocates, couples considering adoption, and anyone else interested in stories that celebrate adoption. It is an ideal book for bookstores and libraries to display in November, which is Adoption Awareness Month. Loved by Choice will also be popular at the many adoption-related conferences, book readings, and fairs that take place around the world.
Kelly Fordyce Martindale is a newspaper columnist and freelance writer who has been published in magazines such as Today's Christian Woman, Single-Parent Family, and Woman's World. For several years she was a counselor and director of development for a large pregnancy care facility. She lives in Frederick, Colorado.
Katie Swan5 Stars Out Of 5November 29, 2002Katie SwanI love this book. I'm so happy that I found it. I'm an adoptee just beginning my search for my birthfamily and having the chance to read these stories has been such a blessing. I can't say enough good things about this book.
Located in: Kingman, AZ
Submitted: September 14, 2001
Tell us a little about yourself. I am daddy to three year-old Meaghan, the husband of Rosemary for ninteen years, and indebted to so many people, including Geri Pool, who encouraged us to continue our adoption search for more than fourteen years. I am the contributing author of the story, "The Smile of God".
What was your motivation behind this project? So many of us become discouraged because of the process of adoption. I want to encourage birthparents and adoptive parents to not give up.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? We hope everyone who reads these stories will see we are all "Loved By Choice".
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? Jack Cavanaugh, author of the American Family Portrait series, my very dear friends Judith Dupree and Rebecca Farnbach, and many other members of the San Diego Christian Writers' Guild encouraged me to tell Meaghan's story.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: God chose to adopt us. He gave us much more than his name. He gave us hope for the future.