Jessica O'Dwyer's Mamalita: An Adoption Memoir PDF

By Jessica O'Dwyer

ISBN-10: 1580053343

ISBN-13: 9781580053341

This gripping memoir info a regular American woman’s quest to undertake a child lady from Guatemala within the face of overwhelming adversity. At purely 32 years previous, Jessica O’Dwyer reports early menopause, likely finishing her probabilities of changing into a mom. Years later, married yet childless, she comes throughout a photograph of a two-month-old lady on a Guatemalan adoption web site — and feels an quick connection. From the get-go, Jessica and her husband face quite a few and maddening stumbling blocks. After a yr of tireless efforts, Jessica unearths herself deserted via her adoption employer; undaunted, she quits her activity and strikes to Antigua so she will carry her little lady to stay together with her and wrap up the adoption, it doesn't matter what the fee. ultimately, after months of disappointments, she finesses her approach in the course of the thorny adoption method and is eventually in a position to convey her new daughter domestic. Mamalita is as a lot a narrative in regards to the bond among a mom and baby because it is ready the lengths adoptive mom and dad visit of their quest to convey their teenagers domestic. At turns harrowing, heartbreaking, and encouraging, it is a vintage tale of the triumph of a mother’s love over virtually insurmountable odds.

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