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Chasing Kites

One Woman's Unexpected Journey Through Infertility, Adoption, and Foster Care
Narrated by: Lori Felipe-Barkin
Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
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From the sterile isolation of infertility and its treatments to the emotional rollercoaster of adoption and foster care, Rachel McCracken gets it! She gets the heartache and the sorrow of the desolate valley called Infertility. She gets the dedication and work that it takes to blend a family. She gets the commitment and purpose one needs to help children rise from the ashes of abandonment and fear.

Rachel's new book, Chasing Kites: One Mother's Unexpected Journey Through Infertility, Adoption, and Foster Care weaves her real-life experiences of struggle, heartache, and loss into a wonderful narrative of faith, hope, and the joy that can come through it all.

  • Can you really bond with an adopted child, a foster child, or an older children?
  • What is it like to lose a child after you have poured your heart and soul into his or her life?
  • Can you love an adopted or foster child as much as a biological child?
  • What is an orphanage really like?
  • How about fertility treatments, are they actually that bad?
  • Why don't people just adopt? What's the big deal?

Chasing Kites answers all of these questions and more. Going from zero to four adopted children through a Colombian orphanage and then from four to seven through the US Foster Care System, Rachel writes a masterful memoir of the good, the bad, and the ugly with purpose-driven life lessons learned from each.

If you have ever experienced loss, grief, or heartache this book is for you. If you are struggling to create a family or to blend a family, this book is for you. If you are trying to support someone you love through any of these things, this book is for you. Lose yourself in this delicious tale of love both lost and found.

©2017 Rachel McCracken (P)2017 Rachel McCracken

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For anyone struggling through infertility or considering foster care or adoption, I highly recommend this book. I found this very encouraging and insightful for the journey I have ahead. It eases my mind knowing that others have been down this path and been successful.

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One of my favorite reads! !!

Love this story. It's a great read for women who are struggling from losing a child or suffering from infertility. Gives hope that you can move on and have a happy future if you just try and move forward. Gives you a good insight on what it's like to adopt children and what they are going through, as well as mixing adopted children with biological children. It feels like a very honest story.

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