Meeting Sophie: A Memoir of Adoption

The Baby Is Screaming Again My Baby I Hoist Her Off The Narrow Hotel Bed Again And Try To Cradle Her As I Rock My Torso Back And Forth In An Uncomfortable Straight Backed ChairThis Baby Does Not Cradle She Doesn T Know How To Cuddle, To Be Soothed In Anyone S Arms She Howls And Arches Away, Squirms And Flops, A Sixteen Pound Fish Out Of Water I M Not Used To Holding Babies, And She S Not Used To Be Being Held, But When I Try To Put Her Down, She Wails My Arms Feel Chafed, Raw, And My Wrists Ache From The Hours Of Straining To Hang On To Her Huge Tears Pool In Her Eyes These Tears Could Break My Heart These Screams Could Break My Eardrums After Years As A Temporary College Instructor With No Real Home Her Family And Longtime Friends Scattered Nancy McCabe Yearned To Settle Down, Establish A Place She Could Call Home, And Rear A Child There A Tough Academic Job Market Led Her To Accept A Position At A Church Connected College In The Deep South, A Move That Felt Like An Uneasy Return To The Conservative Environment Of Her Childhood That She Thought She Had Left Behind McCabe Had Many Reservations About Rearing A Child Alone In This Climate, But The Desire To Become A Mother Would Not Go Away Meeting Sophie Tells The Story Of McCabe Adopting A Chinese Daughter And The Many Obstacles She Faced During The Adoption And Adjustment Process As She Renegotiated Her Role Within Her Family And Fought Difficulties In Her Job Especially Poignant Is Her Struggle To Bond With A Sick, Grieving Baby While In A Foreign Country During Political Unrest Followed, Upon Her Return To The U.S., By A Devastating Loss And A Career Crisis.Meeting Sophie: A Memoir of Adoption

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  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • Meeting Sophie: A Memoir of Adoption
  • Nancy McCabe
  • English
  • 23 March 2018
  • 9780826214959

10 thoughts on “Meeting Sophie: A Memoir of Adoption

  1. says:

    Nicely done, moving memoir of adopting a baby girl from China It s helpful to read these since my husband and are going through this ourselves The author is a single parent, so not all her challenges will be ours, but the opposite is also true.I enjoyed her musings on parenthood and her feelings of certainty that this ...

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