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Baby, We Were Meant for Each Other by Scott Simon
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Sep 12, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: biography_memoir, nonfiction
Read in September, 2011

Very enjoyable ode to adoption which includes adoptive parents and adoptees who are both well-known and less well-known. Not a how-to or, exactly, a straight memoir, but a collection of stories looking at different sides of adoption. It does present a realistic picture of families created through adoption, but, as Simon states from the start, the point of the book is to praise adoption as just as wonderful, if not (in some cases) more so, as biological childbearing, and so is unabashedly positive. I enjoyed it; some others may think it's too positive, but I like the point Simon makes that NO family is perfect, and I like the portraits of the many different adopted families he talks with--different, but, for the most part, happy.

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