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Would you listen to Confessions of an Adoptive Parent again? Why?
Yes. It was super helpful to hear the stories of another foster/adoptive parent who have gone through very similar things as I have. Just the reminder that I'm not alone made this book one worth listening to again.
Who was your favorite character and why?
This book tells stories, for sure, but because they're real life anecdotes and fairly short, it's hard to just pick a favorite "character." However, I do really resonate with Mike's experiences and the things he had to say.
What does Lloyd James bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
He does exactly what you want out from a narrator of a non-fiction book: you don't even notice him. He does a great job of presenting the book in such a way that draws attention to the book's content and not himself. He doesn't distract with a monotonous tone or strange pronunciations.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Pretty much the whole book was moving in that I could relate so much to what Mike had to say. Being a foster/adoptive parent is incredibly difficult, but there's hope for the future and we are not alone in this journey. And the journey is worth it.
Any additional comments?
The only flaw is that the book is pretty repetitive. I find that Mike repeats many of the same stories or thoughts throughout the book. They're not bad stories or thoughts, just repetitive.
This book was written from a very vulnerable yet comfortable place. The wisdom and insight shared will be helpful to adoptive, foster and even some biological parents.
Very well written, easy to follow and it inspired me into action.