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Until We All Come Home: A Harrowing Journey, a Mother's Courage, a Race to Freedom

4.36  ·  Rating Details ·  107 Ratings  ·  37 Reviews
When Kim de Blecourt and her husband decided to adopt a child from Ukraine, they knew that the process might be challenging. Nothing, however, could have prepared de Blecourt for the twisted nightmare she would endure. During her year-long struggle to extricate her newly adopted little boy from that post-Soviet country's corrupt social service and judicial systems, de Blec ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published November 6th 2012 by FaithWords (first published January 1st 2012)
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Leigh Hudson
Sep 29, 2012 Leigh Hudson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
As part of Kim's book launch team, I have the privilege of reading an advance copy of the book. Let me just tell you this...Kim's story is unbelievably touching, poignant, captivating and suspenseful. I literally read the entire book in 24 hours. I couldn't put it down. The trials and tribulations she and her family endured to adopt a child from Ukraine were harrowing. This is most assuredly the best book I've read this year. Journey with Kim and get ready to cry, laugh, cringe, pray, and cry so ...more
Annette
Dec 10, 2014 Annette rated it it was amazing
Such an incredible woman who always believed in God.
Kate
Feb 01, 2015 Kate rated it it was amazing
Maybe it’s because I’ve met the author personally.

Maybe it’s because the child she fought to adopt in this riveting book happens to be in my son’s class class at school.

Or maybe it’s just because the account is utterly captivating in its own right.

Whatever the reason, I was completely taken by this woman’s story — a harrowing, true story of dedication and commitment to adopt her son from Ukraine.

In fact, I couldn’t stop thinking about it for days.

Until We All Come Home by Kim de Blecourt drew me
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Brenda Yoder
Oct 01, 2012 Brenda Yoder rated it it was amazing
Honest. Stunning. Raw. Captivating. Challenging. Full of hope. These words describe Kim de Blecourt's book "Until We All Come Home." Kim shares the heart-wrenching story her family experienced in adopting a child from the former Soviet Union province, Ukraine. Jahn and Kim could be a neighbor, best friend or co-worker of any reader. Their journey began as a common experience of those seeking adoption. But one turn after another, one decision after another, one day after another brought them to p ...more
Organizedsahm
Until We All Come Home is a true account of one family’s journey to complete the calling to adopt a little boy from Ukraine. When Kim De Blecourt and her husband were called to adopt, little did they realize the year long adventure they were about to endure as a family in Ukraine. As I read through the true account of this mother's journey to bring her son home, I could not put her book down. I was emotionally drawn into her daily fight for her freedom and for her son.

Kim had to live in hiding

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Valerie Garrett
Oct 01, 2012 Valerie Garrett rated it it was amazing
“It was compassion that opened our hearts to adoption and it was love that made us stay, but it was God who brought us home.” - Kim de Blecourt

Each adoption story has its own challenges and joys, perhaps none more so than Until We All Come Home, uniquely wrought with stark and racking experiences as it recounts the powerful tale of the de Blecourt family’s adoption of their Ukrainian son. As the reader is drawn along with Kim de Blecourt for her year-long stay in the Ukraine, it’s difficult not
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Marilyn
Oct 05, 2012 Marilyn rated it it was amazing
I have received this book for free in exchange for an honest review

This in no way affects my opinion


Incredible! I started this book after my son went to bed last night, and I finished it before I went to bed. It completely held my attention, and I could not put it down! (Less than 7 hours of reading).

Kim`s story is one of courage and love for her children – even though oppossing forces are trying to keep one from going home with her.

Kim travels to Ukraine to adopt a child, with her husband and d
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Timothy Burns
Oct 07, 2012 Timothy Burns rated it it was amazing
I met Kim shortly after she returned from the Ukraine, or should I say escaped? The ordeal still embedded in her eyes, she told me the story of being underground in the former Soviet bloc country, trying to get home with the little boy she’d legally adopted. We’re spoiled here in America. Laws protect us (most of the time) from corrupt officials who use their offices for their own benefit at the expense of the helpless. Kim’s story is one of courage, true love, and a mom’s passion to help and pr ...more
Susie Finkbeiner
Oct 27, 2012 Susie Finkbeiner rated it really liked it
I knew some of this story before I read it. I knew how it ended. Yet, I was on the edge of my seat with my heart beating hard in my chest as I experienced this true story. Several times, I had to remind myself that it wasn't a novel, but that it was, in fact, all real.

A few things that touched me the most about this book...

1. Kim De Blecourt didn't smooth over her struggles during her difficulties. She didn't paint herself to be anything that she wasn't. She honestly addressed her overwhelming
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Bobbie Cole
Nov 15, 2012 Bobbie Cole rated it it was amazing
This is the true account of one woman’s struggle to bring home to the USA the Ukrainian orphan she and her husband want to adopt.
Having fallen in love with little Sasha, the paperwork for his adoption goes horribly wrong when the Ukrainian government moves the goal posts. Where others would have given up, author Kim de Blecourt decides to stay and fight.
Almost single-handedly, she takes on a regime still creaking under the weight of former Soviet socialism. Through dogged endurance and her deep
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Marlene M Penner
Apr 27, 2014 Marlene M Penner rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
After meeting Kim De Blecourt, I knew I had to read her story of adoption. I have an adoption story and each adoption story has its own challenges and joys, and my story certainly did not have near the challenges addressed in Until We All Come Home. The book is filled with frustrating and bang-your-head-against the table experiences as it recounts the powerful tale of the de Blecourt family’s adoption of their Ukrainian son. I was drawn in as I read about De Blecourt's year-long stay in the Ukra ...more
Jennifer
Nov 22, 2012 Jennifer rated it did not like it
After doing almost no research on the adoption process in Ukraine, this woman suffers a series of events she mostly caused through her own actions, and then spends hundreds of pages complaining in detail about how horrible the culture is, how corrupt the system is, etc. The first time I was irritated is when the author describes when she leaves her purse in a train compartment with a total stranger, and then gets mad at her husband when the wallet is stolen because he hadn't booked first-class t ...more
Lelia Chealey
Dec 20, 2012 Lelia Chealey rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kim-de-blecourt
When I got my hands on this book, I had to force myself to engage in my daily activities in my life. I didn't want to stop reading. From the first to the last page, Kim takes your attention captive. You cry with her, hurt with her and even laugh with her. My emotions jumped from relief to fear within paragraphs of each other.
Kim has a way of sharing her story that makes you not have a better understanding of the way God allows things to unfold in our lives, but rather possess a deeper desire fo
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Holly Barrett
Nov 28, 2012 Holly Barrett rated it it was amazing
As a mother, I've always imagined that I would do whatever I needed to do to protect my children. And I've had to face some difficulties with my kids and work through some situations that I never would have imagined. But nothing like what Kim and Jahn de Blecourt went through to bring their son home.

Their story is engaging from the first word. The pace of this book leaves you breathless as you eagerly turn each page to find out what happens next. Kim is honest about all of her emotions - even du
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Tary
Oct 15, 2012 Tary rated it really liked it
A very engrossing read. Would have loved to see some photographs in this book! I would also have loved reading more about the background of this country and why it is the way it is. Though De Blecourt's story of Ukrainian adoption is more harrowing than most, I know (through the experience of friends') that it can be incredibly difficult sometimes to extricate a child from this country. Case in point, these friends of mine who have been trying to adopt a daughter, a teenager, for almost 3 years. ...more
MAFO Books
Feb 28, 2013 MAFO Books marked it as to-read
Shelves: adoption
A very engrossing read. Would have loved to see some photographs in this book! I would also have loved reading more about the background of this country and why it is the way it is. Though De Blecourt's story of Ukrainian adoption is more harrowing than most, I know (through the experience of friends') that it can be incredibly difficult sometimes to extricate a child from this country. Case in point, these friends of mine who have been trying to adopt a daughter, a teenager, for almost 3 years. ...more
Catherine
Oct 28, 2012 Catherine rated it it was amazing
I was honored to be invited to the pre-launch team, and to read an advance copy of the book. A desire to adopt leads the family to a young boy in the Ukraine. The family's journey to bring their son home reads like a suspense thriller! Kim is faced with a tangled maze of obstacles and road blocks.

Her courage, faith and commitment will uplift and inspire! Quote, “It was compassion that opened our hearts to adoption and it was love that made us stay, but it was God who brought us home.” - Kim de
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Tammu
Oct 11, 2012 Tammu rated it it was amazing
I was honored to be a part of Kim's book launch team. I had no idea how much I would enjoy this book and the amazing journey that Kim and her family went on. I don't know that I could have found the strength to continue at certain times.

Her book is an exciting, thrilling journey of adoption. Not only does it show the resolve and determination of Kim and her family, but it is a perfect example of God's provision. The people and the circumstances that He prepared for them was thrilling to read.

I
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Bonni Sweet
What a raw captivating story. I could not put this book down and I didn't. I read it in a day and a half. I cannot fathom going through everything that Kim de Blecourt went through in order to adopt that precious little boy from the Ukraine and still keeping my sanity and faith in God. I hate to admit but I'm afraid that my faith would have been tested and that I might have been questioning his existence. She might have questioned his reasoning but never his existence and his love for her and he ...more
Julie
Oct 01, 2012 Julie rated it it was amazing
"Until We All Come Home" reads like an action-packed suspense novel but the knowledge that the story was lived out by Kim and her family makes this book astounding. Kim writes with honesty and emotion that will put you on the edge of your seat one moment and leave you feeling emotionally exhausted the next.

As an adoptive mom I am not naive to the complications and complexities of international adoption. But Kim's story is unlike any other. Her determination and courage in the fight to bring Jak
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Michelle
Oct 19, 2012 Michelle rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who needs their faith uplifted!
Recommended to Michelle by: Kim De Blecourt
A stunning account of an American woman in a foreign country fighting for what God told her was HERS! This book is so captivating that I read it in one day! I was fortunate enough to receive an advance copy of the book. I decided to take a nice hot bath yesterday and start the book. I could. not. put. this. book. down. I had to refill the tub with hot water twice! The raw emotion that Kim De Blecourt writes with...the stunningly honest sharing of her fear, anger, exhaustion, faith, tenacity...ma ...more
Sue Cramer
Oct 09, 2012 Sue Cramer rated it it was amazing
“As an adoptive mom, Kim’s story touches my heart in a deep a powerful way. I can not begin to imagine living this story. I’ve been blessed to know Kim and she’s shared at a couple of our local Praise and Coffee events. I think the most memorable moment was when at the end of the evening her husband showed up with the kids and Jake ran right through the crowd and up to the stage to grab his Momma. Oh yeh, I lost it.
This is one of those stories that compel you to believe in miracles.” Sue Cramer
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Joshua Bedford
Dec 05, 2012 Joshua Bedford rated it it was amazing
Until We All Come is a story with many principles, but the most important of these is love. This is a perfect book for someone adopting, or just going through a hard time. This book shows what happens when you put your full faith in God. Yes, sometimes we fall into despair, but God patiently waits for us to come back to him.

Visit here for my complete review: http://www.joshuabedford.com/until-we...
Stacy
Oct 22, 2012 Stacy rated it it was amazing
I received an advance copy as part of her launch team. I was very curious to read it read it and I was captivated from the first page. It was hard to put down because the story was so intriguing. It was very suspenseful and eye opening. I never would have guessed that anyone would ever have to go through such an ordeal to adopt a child. She writes it in such a way that the reader feels like she is right there, going through the ordeal with her. This is a real story of courage and perseverance!
Karla Marie
Oct 16, 2012 Karla Marie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adoption
Passion? Check. Suspense? Check. Grace? Check. This book is a MUST READ! Kim de Blecourt is willing to stop at nothing to bring her son home as she fights a corrupt system and problems at every turn. God's grace, faithfulness and promises proved true throughout the whole ordeal and today her son rests in her arms thanks to a mother's unending love! This is your next favorite book!
Lisa
Oct 31, 2012 Lisa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: biography
"Until We All Come Home" is a true story that reads like a suspense novel. Kim's trip to adopt, expected to last a few weeks, evolved into a journey of nearly a year. Yet despite the obstacles and hardships, God's faithfulness shines through. It's definitely a must-read, so enthralling I could hardly put it down.
Caitlin
Jul 22, 2012 Caitlin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
You will want to read this book. I was given an advanced reader copy by Kim and could not put it down. Be prepared to laugh, cry, and yell in frustration. This book has it all. Don't be surprised if it is turned into a movie!
Vicki
Nov 24, 2012 Vicki rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christian, biography
Wow! This true story is definitely a page turner! I read it in a very short amount of time since I just couldn't put the book down. The title describes the book the best.....a harrowing journey, a mother's courage, and a race to freedom!
Holly
Oct 09, 2013 Holly rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pewter-blue
I couldn't put this book down. Kim has so many things go wrong in her adoption journey but sge sticks with it. Truly amazing.
Austin
Mar 30, 2013 Austin rated it really liked it
It was good. She could have went home after so many dead ends in the adoption process. But she stayed in Ukraine/Russia and had faith.
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