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Jessie Mei Mei

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The frank, honest and heartbreaking true story of parents faced with the unimaginable—a terminal diagnosis for their young adopted daughter. What follows is an extraordinary tale of sacrifice, resilience, and the power of love to overcome.



Jia-Mei was the child Sharon Guest and Stuart Neal had always wanted and, following a protracted adoption process, they excitedly travel
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Paperback, 304 pages
Published November 1st 2010 by Allen & Unwin (first published July 1st 2010)
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Carol
Apr 07, 2012 Carol rated it really liked it
A book that had me laughing and crying with the authors. There are some funny moments between Sharon and Stuart but the book is not all joy. The plight of orphaned or abandoned girl children in China is sad enough but to then read about the authors experiences is heartbreaking.

I wondered at the ease with which a government department can ignore parents pleas for help, for a little respite from caring for a child with a disability. That the only recourse forces a family to take an unthinkable co
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Apr 12, 2012 Erin rated it liked it
This book was an interesting read and I enjoyed it, I don't recommend reading it on the train though, there were times when I was an emotional, crying mess.
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Very interesting and heart wrenching read. Really felt for everyone involved.
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