Not all adoption stories have a happy ending. Christine Bonneur and her husband start their journey full of naive expectation. After years of being in the adoption process and waiting for a match, they finally receive the long-awaited phone call to travel to Uganda to meet their children. What happens next is an unbelievable cascade of events, in which the author ends up living in Uganda for a year, dealing with child trafficking, lies, and corruption. She must confront agencies, lawyers, corrupt pastors and social workers. She fills out police reports, hires investigators and armed escorts. In the midst of all this conflict, she forms genuine, lasting friendships.
This book chronicles Christine Bonneur’s adoption story, a story of hope, anticipation—and ultimate heartbreak. It’s a story of love for the country and for the people she meets, including mothers who had their children stolen or who were convinced to give them up. It is one woman’s true account of losing six different children, the joy of reuniting some of them with their mothers, and the frustration and anger of dealing with corruption. But it is also a tale of redemption and reunification, along with finding a love for Uganda and its amazing people.