Posts Tagged ‘Sharon Van Epps’

Washington Post essay on adoption

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

For anyone who has waited for a child, fought for a child, loved a child, this Washington Post essay is for you. There are no simple answers. Only complexity.

Is She Happy? Is She Loved? Remembering the Girl Who Was Almost My Daughter by Sharon Van Epps


Book giveaway–Win a copy of “Love You More” by Jennifer Grant from Sharon Van Epps

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

My friend, fellow blogger, and adoptive mom Sharon Van Epps is hosting a book giveaway on her blog, Whatever Things Are True: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful in the World of International Adoption. The contest closes on Sunday, September 4 at 5 p.m.

The winner will receive a signed copy of Love You More: The Divine Surprise of Adopting My Daughter, by Chicago Tribune columnist and mother of four (through birth and adoption), Jennifer Grant.  In my endorsement of the book, I called it “smart and funny, like a conversation with a good friend.” Here’s what Sharon Van Epps wrote:

Jennifer Grant had a strong marriage and three happy, healthy children. She had a fulfilling life as a full-time mother and part-time newspaper columnist and a home in an idyllic Chicago suburb. To a casual onlooker, her family would seem complete. But Grant and her husband David knew better. They felt that their family still lacked one member, and felt themselves drawn to consider adoption.

In LOVE YOU MORE: THE DIVINE SURPRISE OF ADOPTING MY DAUGHTER, Grant details the exciting and at times gut-wrenching, search for Mia – the daughter she eventually found in Guatemala. Grant walks the reader through the family’s decision to adopt, the strenuous search for their child, and the process of adjusting to life as a multicultural family. The author also addresses difficult topics like spiritual doubt, miscarriage, and the ethics of adoption.

Love You More will a great addition to your adoption library. And it’s free!

Click here to enter. Good luck~


Winners of Mamalita book giveaway

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Posted by Sharon Van Epps on her blog, Whatever Things Are True: The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful in the World of International Adoption:

Wow! I’m absolutely overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response to my very first giveaway! Thanks to everyone who commented and signed up to follow on Twitter and Facebook. If only I were Oprah, I could give books to everyone…and a new car, too! If you didn’t win this time, I hope you’ll decide to stick around for more great giveaways and interesting posts to come.

The lucky readers who have each won a signed copy of MAMALITA: AN ADOPTION MEMOIR by Jessica O’Dwyer are:

Jennifer Zilliac and Jody Navratil. Congratulations!

Winners, please send an email  by March 14 with your contact info to:   whateverthingsaretrueblog(at)gmail(dot)com

Please list the name of your prize in the subject line. 

Thanks again, everyone!



MAMA MANIFESTO Mamalita giveaway

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

The fabulous blog, Mama Manifesto, is giving away two free copies of Mamalita: An Adoption Memoir.

Check out the SUNDAY GIVEAWAY and enter today~

Thank you to the wonderful bloggers at Mama Manifesto!