Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Love You More by Jennifer Grant

A stirring memoir on parenthood and the invisible threads that bind us to those we are meant to love.

Love You More is a wonderful book describing the journey of a family being completed by the adoption of  their little girl from Guatemala.
It is divided in 3 parts – in the first part we are being introduced to the Grant family and the red thread that connected them to their girl in Guatemala and the starting point of their adoption. Part 2 explains the process of adoption, all the procedures that needed to be completed and the long and excruciating wait for their little daughter to come into their home and complete it. Part 3 is all about the adjustment and the moments after baby Mia’s homecoming.
At the end of the book there is a section with Tips for prospective adoptive parents, some discussing questions and resources for those interested in finding more information regarding adoption.

It is a very well written book, it is informative – giving a lot of information about the process of adopting a child, as well as  pro and con arguments regarding adoption in different countries; it is personal – the writer shares a lot of insight and personal experience with the process of adoption and the feelings and struggles that they went through as a family on this journey.  It has every ingredient for a great book.
It’s an easy-to-read book, funny, tender and insightful. I love the fact that Jennifer Grant is very straight-forward about the whole issues that are involved with adoption, and expresses her views openly.

I really loved this book. I have to say that even though I am not a parent or married I found that I had a lot to learn about adoption and parenting and family per general from this book. So, I would recommend it to those interested in adoption and the whole process involved, as well as to those who want to learn some wise approaches and ideas on parenting, children and family.
It was a great book to read, I loved it!

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Jennifer Grant is a journalist who most often writes about parenting, family life, and popular culture. She writes a column for the Chicago Tribune and is a regular contributor to Christianity Today’s women’s blog.
You can read her blog or the official page of Love You More to find out more about the book, her life, her family and more resources on adoption.
Also I found this video presentation on youtube the other days:


  1. I loved this book as well. I think it's a great resource for anyone contemplating becoming a parent, whether via adoption or birth. The author has great insights on what it means to be intentional about family culture, but shares them with humor and humility--she's quick to admit she hasn't got it all figured out, but also to share the important questions she's pondering. A well-told, beautifully-written story of what it really means to be a family.

  2. Glad you loved this book too and thank you for sharing your thoughts:)