An Adoption Story to Capture the Heart

Philadelphia, PA, December 17, 2007 --( Meri Richardson’s poignant debut book My Soul’s Desire fearlessly exposes the realities of the adoption experience. Richardson’s work is a must read for parents considering adoption, or for those in the midst of the experience. Richardson’s work provides access to distinct insights surrounding an otherwise little understood process. Honest, bold, sometimes raw, and always hopeful My Soul’s Desire navigates the world of adoption with Richardson’s life experience serving as the guide.

Excerpt from My Soul’s Desire:
“I believe it is important, no, imperative to be prepared as much as possible for the changes that occur in a person when they begin to think of adoption. Being unprepared can be devastating. Devastating in countless ways, not only to you but even more important the child or children involved as well. Adoption is not for the faint of heart, but more for the lion of heart.”

From this premise of preparation and self-exploration the reader traverses the world of adoption. Beginning with her first days in a Yugoslavian orphanage and ending with the adoption of her son Cade, this soulful tale provides the reader with a first person account from the point of view of both child and parent. Relaxed and unpretentious, Richardson embraces her humanity, and her honesty creates an atmosphere without judgment.

Through the context of Richardson’s life the reader is provided a backstage pass to the otherwise enigmatic world of adoption. From the difficult decision of whether or not to include the birth parents in the life of the adopted child, to the ins and outs of choosing an adoption agency, Richardson is tenacious in her exploration, leaving no issue untouched.

My Soul’s Desire is not only the pouring out of one’s life. Complete with a journal, it seeks to assist the reader during the highly emotional experience of adoption. It is at once a memoir and how-to book. Edifying in its capacity to embrace the spectrum of emotions connected to the adoption process. Helpful in its pragmatic explanation of the technical steps involved with adoption, and written in such a way the reader believes Richardson to be speaking directly to them. Meri Richardson’s first book is a testament to hope, perseverance, and possibility.

ISBN: 978-1-4327-0523-7 Format: 6X9 Paperback SRP: $14.95
Genre: Adoption

Meri Richardson is a student of life with a zest and love for children that goes unmatched. She has spent her 25 year career assisting others in their personal and spiritual growth, and has now focused her attention on life’s lessons of adoption. My Soul’s Desire is the first in a series of forthcoming books. Meri lives in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania with her husband and two children, Cade and Jana Mari.

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