Publisher: Seal Press (October 19, 2010)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 7.6 MB
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This gripping memoir information a typical American woman’s quest to undertake a child lady from Guatemala within the face of overwhelming adversity. At merely 32 years outdated, Jessica O’Dwyer reviews early menopause, probably finishing her possibilities of changing into a mom. Years later, married yet childless, she comes throughout a photograph of a two-month-old woman on a Guatemalan adoption site — and feels an fast connection. From the get-go, Jessica and her husband face various and maddening hindrances. After a yr of tireless efforts, Jessica unearths herself deserted via her adoption business enterprise; undaunted, she quits her activity and strikes to Antigua so she will convey her little lady to stay along with her and wrap up the adoption, it doesn't matter what the fee. ultimately, after months of disappointments, she finesses her means in the course of the thorny adoption technique and is ultimately in a position to carry her new daughter domestic. Mamalita is as a lot a narrative concerning the bond among a mom and baby because it is ready the lengths adoptive mom and dad visit of their quest to carry their teenagers domestic. At turns harrowing, heartbreaking, and encouraging, this can be a vintage tale of the triumph of a mother’s love over nearly insurmountable odds.