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Book Club

Do you like to read, and want to discuss great books with other people? We'd like to start a book club for adoptive parents for those who desire this type of community. There are several options to go about this

  • We can set up a facebook discussion group 
  • You be set up with a book club buddy, another family they can call to discuss the book.
  • You could meet with families in the same state or region

If interested, please email Melissa Blauvelt by March 31 with your preference from the list above and we will faciliate the option shared by most. The first recommended book is:

adoption book clubWhile We Wait: Spiritual & Practical Advice for Those Trying to Adopt by Heidi Schlumpf

Book description: (see more on Amazon)

Adoption is a beautiful event, and building a family through adoption is a loving and selfless act. But the decision to adopt and the many stages that follow are often pock-marked with tears, distress, anger, and disappointment. While We Wait, written by a mother while she struggled through the process herself, is a hope-filled collection of reflections on the everyday, practical aspects of adoption but also offers a spiritual grounding for frustrated and stressed-out prospective parents. Topics addressed include: Adopting after Infertility, The Paperchase, Extended Family, The Unknown “Due Date”, Rude Strangers, Living in the Present.

Author Heidi Schlumpf adopted her first child internationally, but While We Wait is an essential spiritual and practical resource for all adopting parents, including men, singles, families with biological or other adopted children, or those adopting domestically.

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