When Ros Powell and her husband started seriously considering adoption, she wanted to be reassured and encouraged, not scared off. Ros's experience was mixed: tough, emotional, joyful and frustrating—but it culminated in her beautiful adopted son. How I Met My Son is the compelling and inspiring story of a couple's quest to form a family, and it also covers the shock of infertility, the rigors of IVF, the decision to adopt in the UK, the minefield of social services, the intensity of the assessment process, the difficulties of choosing a child (and being chosen), the joy and shock of finally bringing a child home, and what it means to be a parent of a child that isn't, biologically, your own. It is a book about being a parent with a difference. Experts tell us that no amount of nurturing can make up for the formative experience of a child having been taken away from its birth mother. This book explores these beliefs, as well as other myths and realities, through personal experiences interspersed with comments and observations from experts and fellow adoptive parents.
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About the Author
Rosalind Powell is a journalist who has written for a wide selection of newspapers including the Observer, the Independent, the Guardian, the Sunday Times, and the Mirror as well as magazines such as Red, Marie Claire, and Cosmopolitan.