(Written by Elle Yi) For anyone who is searching for the adoption from Ethiopia, Melissa Fay Greene could possibly be a well-known name. Greene is a journalist who does not hesitate on getting closely engaged with her topics, parenting and adoption. As her kids grow, author Melissa Fay Greene makes a decision to extend parenthood by adopting five more children. In the book, Greene specifics her entire engagement through the adoption process.
Her book, ‘No Biking in the House Without a Helmet’ is enjoyable and her family members seem wonderful in reality. This is her joyful and big-hearted memoir. It reads just like a novel although the book is actually non-fiction. It can be intriguing and refreshing to have a glimpse into someone else’s day to day life and recognize that all parents in the world have challenging moments and fantastic moments simultaneously.
Melissa Fay Greene and her husband, Don Samuel are in Atlanta. After raising four biological children, they decided to adopt five more children from Bulgaria and Ethiopia. Within the book, No Biking in the House Without a Helmet, Greene shows on her journey to adoption and parenting for both biological and adoptive children.
Greene felt like she had totally messed up the dynamics of her family along with their life after the first adoption. However they all pushed through and ended up adopting four more times. Every time reveals an adjustment and a growing process. Parents who read through this book could love discovering how all of the adopted children had become part of the Greene family. The author indicates, “By joining this family, through birth or adoption, family life was regained or enlarged, enlivened and enriched.”
The book will certainly make parents not only laugh but cry. This reveals what it really means to become a family. It broadens the understanding of adoption and reminds parents of what a blessing it is to be a parent. Finally, her book will surely make moms and dads appreciate what they’ve got.
In terms of general parenting, her book stresses the significance of routines for kids and shows parents to understand specific situations in which kids misbehave. Greene treats all of the good and the bad from tantrum-throwing toddlers to independent teenagers and with a great sense of humor and reality.
The essential component of her book is definitely the “honesty” and “integrity” from the author. She mentions how challenging the procedure of adoption was and how she struggled with post-adoption depression syndrome. This is something parents had never been aware of but it could be typical among the parents adopting older children.
It is more than just a memoir; Greene’s book sheds light on the aspects of international adoption. Greene shares her experience with love, honesty, sense of humor, integrity and compassion as a journalist and a parent. In Fact, it is quite remarkable how diverse people with various ethnicities, cultures, backgrounds, languages and personalities could mesh together with the common objective of becoming one family.
Parenting Book Review – No Biking in the House Without a Helmet