Love finds her and her husband quickly, but starting their family becomes a battle! Jillian pursues elaborate medical interventions while also spending a ton of money with every healer that passes through Los Angeles. As soon as their dream of a family seems to be slipping away, they decide to adopt!!
Jillian goes on to share with you the hurdles her and her husband had to jump through to finally get their son Tariku! Tariku is just perfect, the best one in the orphanage in their eyes. He is sweet and has a smile that lights up the room. Once home from Ethiopia Tariku's behaviors become quite challenging and he is eventually Diagnosed with PTSD and sensory processing disorder. The struggle is real and at times Jillian and Scott feel defeated, but their undying love for their son keeps them fighting to keep him safe and comforted in this big wide world!
Jillian's honesty in this book had me in tears, in laughter, and some times in shock! Jillian tells the story just as it is, and shows very little restraint.
Everything you ever wanted is a must read for every mother who has ever hoped at a second chance at life. Every person searching for their happily ever after...Is there such a thing??
About the Author
Jillian Lauren is the author of the New York Times best selling memoir, Some Girls: My Life in a Harem and the novel, Pretty. Some Girls has been translated into eighteen different languages! Jillian received her MFA in creative writing from Antioch University. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Paris Review, Vanity Fair, Los Angeles Magazine, Salon, Elle, and The Moth Anthology, among others.She is a regular storyteller with The Moth. Jillian blogs about motherhood and writing, at www.jillianlauren.com She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and her son.
You can purchase this book, here! I highly recommend for any mother, couple looking to adopt, or anyone looking for a second chance at life
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