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Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
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Nov 16, 14

bookshelves: refer, adoption, bookclub
Read from August 02 to 12, 2012 — I own a copy

This book had me in tears several times throughout its reading. As an adoptive parent, I prayed about a lot of scenarios and conversations I would or could possible encounter with my children. The one thing that I did not comprehend the full magnitude of is the question from the adopted child...why? That is the question tearfully that no adoptive parent can answer for their child. Sure, you can give them an answer BUT the answer will not carry the same power as if it was coming from the biological parent. Even though my children were adopted from this country, the questions are the same in any country, any language. This is a good read for those contemplatiing adoption. I believe you should stretch your mindset as far as possible when considering adoption. It is a constant battle of emotions and yet through the heartaches, difficulties, joy and pain it is a decision that I am glad I made at the end of the day...although I thought the book would end with them finding each other, I am glad that it ended the way it did. It was bittersweet and realistic and NOT predictable.
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