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Cover of Everything You Ever Wanted

[Book Review] Everything You Ever Wanted

Everything You Ever Wanted is a touching reflection on infertility, adoption, and the duality of feeling "wanted" and "unwanted" as an adopted child.

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Jillian Lauren with her son, Tariku.

[BOOK EXCERPT] Everything You Ever Wanted

In this excerpt from her candid, hilarious, inspiring adoption memoir, Jillian Lauren explains how she and her husband addressed their son's trauma and special needs and turned things around for him at home and at school. Accompanying the excerpt is a Q&A with the author.

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The Wells family, after the boys recovered from malnutrition

“Overcoming Malnutrition with Pizza, Pasta, and ‘Dabo'”

How a cooking-impaired mom managed a happy Thanksgiving.

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Ethiopian Heritage

“Honoring My Ethiopian Daughters’ Heritage”

My daughters have caramel brown skin, dark brown eyes, and tightly curled black hair. They are African by birth, American by citizenship, but have always self-identified as Habesha (the Amharic word for Ethiopian).

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[Book Excerpt] No Biking in the House Without a Helmet

Melissa Fay Greene flawlessly captures the journey of building a family through adoption in this heartwarming memoir.

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