Baby, We Were Meant for Each Other

In Praise of Adoption

By Scott Simon
(Random House, Hardcover, 9781400068494, 180pp.)

Publication Date: August 24, 2010

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In this warm, funny, and wise new book, NPR’s award-winning and beloved Scott Simon tells the story of how he and his wife found true love with two tiny strangers from the other side of the world. It’s a book of unforgettable moments: when Scott and Caroline get their first thumb-size pictures of their daughters, when the small girls are placed in their arms, and all the laughs and tumbles along the road as they become a real family.

Woven into the tale of Scott, Caroline, and the two little girls who changed their lives are the stories of other adoptive families. Some are famous and some are not, but each family’s saga captures facets of the miracle of adoption.

Baby, We Were Meant for Each Other is a love story that doesn’t gloss over the rough spots. There are anxieties and tears along with hugs and smiles and the unparalleled joy of this blessed and special way of making a family. Here is a book that families who have adopted—or are considering adoption—will want to read for inspiration. But everyone can enjoy this story because, as Scott Simon writes, adoption can also help us understand what really makes families, and how and why we fall in love.
 




About the Author
SCOTT SIMON has received numerous honors for his reporting, including a Peabody for his weekly radio essays. In addition to hosting "Weekend Edition Saturday", he has narrated several programs. He is a contributor to the "The New York Times" book review and opinion sections, the "Wall Street Journal" opinion page, "The Los Angeles Times", and Gourmet Magazine. He is the author of several books. Simon grew up in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Montreal, Cleveland, and Washington, DC.


NPR
Monday, Aug 23, 2010

NPR host Scott Simon became a father for the first time at the age of 50, when he and his wife Caroline adopted the first of their two daughters from China. He describes how he felt becoming a father relatively late in life, how his family changed -- and how his daughters continue to inspire him, in a new memoir, Baby We Were Meant For Each Other. More at NPR.org

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NPR
Friday, Aug 20, 2010

In his new book, Baby, We Were Meant for Each Other, Scott Simon shares the emotional journey that ended with him and his wife, Caroline, adopting two little girls from China. More at NPR.org

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