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John Waldron had not intended to hire an undocumented worker, or several for that matter, but he needed help with caring for his two young sons. In A Father's Angels, his affecting and redeeming tribute to four Hispanic women and their families, these illegal angels helped redirect the lives of a new father and his children, and along the way provided invaluable life ...more
ebook, 184 pages
Published June 21st 2012 by John Waldron
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Becky Sherriff
Aug 14, 2012 Becky Sherriff rated it it was amazing

This is a truly beautiful story. John Waldron tells of his life as a single gay parent bringing up two adopted sons.

This is a beautiful story but not without it's challenges. I warn you to set aside time to read this as once you've picked it up you won't be able to put it down.

The story tells of the struggle of going through the adoption system as a single gay man, the whole process is an emotional and tough journey which would take somebody with a huge amount of courage and strength to see it t
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Edward Shull
Feb 25, 2013 Edward Shull rated it it was amazing
What struck me most about this book is the honesty behind it. No parent is infallible, and it's with that admission that the book begins. This is a story of a man who made the decision to start a family and commit himself to a child. The story expands to encompass the extended family that decision brings, and examines the idea of what both being an American, and family is about.

This is an important book, especially in these times of heated debates around immigration. I hope more people read it
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Theresa Zomick
Jan 07, 2016 Theresa Zomick rated it it was amazing
So refreshing, a sincere, honest and heartfelt book. A wonderful memoir, by the author for first time natural parents, or anyone who is embarking on navigating the foster care system. Loved it.
Sue Rowland
Sep 17, 2015 Sue Rowland rated it it was amazing
Loved it. Am reading books written by local authors, so that means Phoenix, AZ. You'll love this if you are into memoir and any topic about foster kids, adoption, nannies, inter-cultural families, and all the challenges accompanying parenting in general.
Christa
Nov 14, 2012 Christa rated it it was amazing
A moving, heart wrenching story that deals with the controversial issues of single gay men wanting to adopt a child and the struggle and fate of the undocumented in this country. A courageous book and beautifully told.
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Waldron, along with his partner and two sons, lives in Phoenix, Arizona. He is the author of a memoir, A Father's Angels. He is at work on his second book, Extra-Curricular activities.
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