Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Review of "The Girls Who Went Away"



I recently read this book, which is making its rounds on the adoption and foster care circuit. The subtitle alone makes a none-too-subtle record of the author's perspective. However, I wanted to share this with you thoughtful women of faith, in hopes that it will cause you to ponder what it means to be a voice of hope and faith in the world.

These women's stories are powerful. There is no denying that they have suffered a great deal, as have their children. What I most appreciated about the Catholic perspective on womanhood in general and motherhood in particular, is where that suffering comes from ... and how that suffering can be used for good. I write about the book here. Let me know what you think!

Blessings-- Heidi

1 comment:

Veritas said...

I liked what you wrote, Heidi, and I am pleased that you mentioned the plight of grandparents, so often caught up in situations over which they have absolutely no control. The right of the child is paramount and as you say decision-making with regard to their future and their welfare should be tempered by love and gospel values.