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Melissa Fay Greene

Two-time national Book Award nominee Melissa Fay Greene is the author of There Is No Me Without You: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Africa's Children. Find an excerpt of this powerful book in the November/December 2006 issue of Adoptive Families.


AF Interviews Greene

Melissa Fay Greene talks about
Heregewoin Teferra, the AIDS
scourge in Africa, and how Greene,
mother of seven, faced an all-out
lobby by her kids to adopt Yosef and
Daniel, 10- and 12-year-old brothers
from Ethiopia.

Read the interview here.

Greene in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


More by Melissa Fay Greene

A Million Children Waiting
In part one of this two-part series, we learn about the tragedy of Ethiopean children who have lost their parents to disease—and their prospects for adoption.

 

A Home for Helen
She was a motherless five-year-old living in an Ethiopian orphanage. The package in her hands promised a brighter future. Part two of the series.

 

The Family Mobile
First they have a few biological kids, then add some by adoption, from Korea, India, Hong Kong, eastern Europe. Soon there are 17. For families like the Kayeses, a stable home life is an ever-evolving balancing act.

 

How Jesse Learned to Play
There was no time for fun in the orphanage. But at home in America, four-year-old Jesse discovered water balloons, trampolines—and his inner Hercules.

 





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