Interview with the Cooperative for Education

The Cooperative for Education, an NGO that works in Guatemala, interviewed me about Mamalita, and our connection to our children’s birth country.

Here’s the opening paragraph:

Jessica O’Dwyer knows Guatemala. She and her husband Tim adopted two children, Olivia and Mateo, from the land of eternal spring. Her memoir, Mamalita, is a beautiful account of her dogged pursuit to complete Olivia’s stalled adoption—even quitting her job to move to Antigua! In the past 12 years, Jessica and her family have been back to visit Guatemala many times, and have intentionally cultivated a connection with their children’s country of birth. We interviewed Jessica about writing the book and the ways in which she stays connected with Guatemala. Enjoy! -

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2 Responses to “Interview with the Cooperative for Education”

  1. Nina says:

    Thanks Jessica,
    You are an inspiration to us as an adoptive parent, and a gift to your children. Your dedication to keeping them connected is admirable. Great interview.

  2. Jessica says:

    Thank YOU, Ms. Nina! ~

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