How Many Planes to get me?
Jonquil and Bryan Graham began with the idea of fostering a few New Zealand children; after all, they had an ideal home for them in a rambling old house in a kiwifruit orchard in Golden Bay.
Nine adopted children later — five, including two pairs of twins, from Eastern Europe — and many others fostered, they feel they lead the richest of lives.
This candid account — funny, heart-warming and always readable, shows us the tragedy of children without families and the difference that true parenting makes... to parents as well as to children. Love fairly jumps off the pages of this book, along with the ups and downs of family life.
Riveting and heart-warming
A riveting and heart-warming personal account of the author, Jonquil Graham’s parenting journey over a couple of decades of raising nine children on a peaceful kiwifruit farm in New Zealand.
The chapters on adopting from Romania were harrowing and distressing (one of these chapters is reproduced here) but Graham’s perseverance and strength resulted in the blessing of twins, a welcome addition to her family back home.