I just want to say that like most adoption books this one has a very Christian focus. As a non-Christian I find this slightly annoying and wish that there was something in the description that pointed out that it would be religious. I have read a LOT of adoption books and almost all have been for Christians though, so it's not that this book is different in that aspect but I feel like I would have appreciated this book more if it was non-religious.
That being said I felt like this book had a lot to offer all adoptive parents. I am just starting on this journey but it provided me with some insight for some challenges I might encounter once my daughter is home as well as some tips to help overcome some obstacles. The overwhelming message from this book that I got was that you are not alone. There are many other parents out there that are struggling with the same issues and it's important to have support and not be afraid to ask for help. As a single mom to be this book has definitely made me realize that I need to start building some supports now. Although I belong to many online adoption communities I do not know people in person that are adopting or recently adopted. This book has also helped me understand the importance of reaching out for help if I do need it instead of just letting myself drown. I have already taken the leap into adoption, I have many people on the shore cheering me on, but I need to start building the community of people who are already in the water or are able to come into the wreckage when I need support. Overall, Confessions of an Adoptive Parent is a great read for those just starting their journey to adoption (or foster care) or for those already in the thick of things and needing some support.
*Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.