From China With Love: A Long Road to Motherhood
In this touching story Emily describes their first meeting with Jade Lin, who had been left on the steps of an orphanage in a small town in Inner Mongolia just after she had been born. Unlike many of the thousands of less fortunate babies abandoned each year in China, Jade Lin had been placed with a foster family before being approved for adoption and allocated to a family. It was love at first sight for Emily and Gerald, but they still had obstacles of language and culture to cross, as well as dealing with the reaction of friends and family back at home. This diary tells in vivid detail the highs and lows of Emily’s journey to motherhood.
"extraordinarily brave and honest, and written with great clarity. I can't remember reading anything on the subject that was as open,... or done with as much dignity. ...neither of us could puit it down, and we were both very moved by it. John Simpson
"A delightful and candid account of a quest for much wanted children." Kate Adie
"A factual and honest account of a mother's journey in adopting two daughters from China." Adeline Yen Mah
1. A Tunnel at the End of the Light.
2. The Long March to Motherhood.
3. Chinese Revelations.
4. Journey to Jade.
5. Practice Makes Parent.
6. Little Dragon, Little Horse.
7. From Nanchang to Notting Hill.
"...compulsively readable and yet lacking in the cloying sentimentality that flavours the many books on the subject..." (Daily Express, March 2006)
"...a highly readable and fascinating account of the emotionally charged experiences that so many couples now endure..." (The Belfast Sunday Life, April 2006)
"...charming story about her path to motherhood..." (Wales on Sunday, April 2006)