Little Did She Know (Fiction)
Surprised by tragedy, loss, and unforeseen changes, will Natalie and Mari find the courage and strength they need to face the battles life brings their way?
Well educated, secure and always in control, Dr. Natalie Clark is as confident as she is compassionate. Single and inclined to remain so for the duration of her life, she settles into her role as a missionary doctor in a Mexican orphanage.
Mari, at the age of eleven, has been told all her life that it is her destiny to graduate from college and have a career so that she can support her parents and siblings in Mexico. Extremely bright and yet shy and unsure of herself, she knows the road ahead will be difficult.
Little did they know that their lives would be forever intertwined after a brief chance encounter. Will they recognize each other when they meet again? As they each experience love, grief, and unexpected trials, will a short conversation on a bus change the way they view the world?
Out of Many, One Family: How Two Adults Claimed Twelve Children through Adoption
By the time Bart and Claudia were married for five years, they had adopted nine children and rounded the number up to twelve by the time their twelfth anniversary rolled around. Out of Many, One Family not only clearly explains how they were able to manage this feat, but what they learned on their journey. Open, candid and thorough, the story unfolds, reminding adoptive parents of their own journey, and encouraging those who are contemplating or have begun the process.
A Glimpse of God's Heart: How Trying to Change my Kids Changed Me
Parenting is a tough job. Adoptive parenting adds an additional layer of complexity. Throw into the mix special needs and multiply by twelve, and you begin to get an idea of the challenge that Claudia and her husband Bart have encountered in parenting twelve children, born between 1986 and 1998. Their children provide them with great joy and continual opportunities to deepen their lives. Using humor and Scripture, Claudia tells the story of how God is using their children to bring about change in her life. As a committed parent, Claudia sought to change her children, but instead God used those years to transform herself.
Whether you are a parent or you have one, Claudia invites you to discover how the task of being a mom or dad points us straight to God's heart. Nothing shows us more of who God is than the way He patiently parents His children.
Look into God's heart. Explore unconditional love, everlasting peace, infinite wisdom, abundant joy and amazing grace
Okay, Which One of You Took My Sanity: A Fun Guide to Foster, Adoptive, and Other Kids of Parenting.
CLAUDIA WROTE A BOOK.
MATT WROTE A BOOK .
MATT E-MAILED CLAUDIA AND SAID, “I LIKE YOUR BOOK! I WROTE ONE TOO.”
CLAUDIA WROTE MATT BACK. SHE BOUGHT HIS BOOK. IT MADE HER LAUGH ON EVERY PAGE. SHE LIKED IT.
SHE WROTE MATT AGAIN AND SAID, “I LIKE YOUR BOOK! WE SHOULD WRITE ONE TOGETHER.”
MATT SAID “OK.”
THE BOOK IS DIFFERENT THAN ANYTHING YOU’VE EVER READ ABOUT ADOPTION. IT IS LAUGH OUT LOUD FUNNY. IT IS LIGHTHEARTED AT SOME POINTS. IT IS EVEN SOMEWHAT INAPPROPRIATE BECAUSE EVEN THOUGH CLAUDIA TRIED HER BEST, MATT COULD NOT BE CENSORED.
IN OUR BOOK WE HAVE GIVEN THE READER TWELVE OF OUR BEST PARENTING “SECRETS” AS WE HAVE APPLIED THEM IN OUR RESPECTIVE SITUATIONS -- WORKING WITH KIDS WHO HAVE A HISTORY OF ABUSE AND NEGLECT, MENTAL ISSUES, AND OTHER KINDS OF SERIOUS STUFF. THE PRINCIPLES ARE IMPORTANT, TIMELY, AND THEY WORK, BUT THE BOOK IS ALSO FUN.