When Nowhere Is Home: An Adoption Story (Paperback)
At least 30,000 Guatemalan children were adopted by American parents before the corrupt business of selling children was discontinued in 2007. Little is known of their history or traumatic early years.
This is the story of a well-meaning adoptive mother and a nine-year-old girl orphaned by the war. Together they embark on a journey that takes them to unexpected places. When the girl reveals her tragic history, Charlotte's life is thrown into turmoil as her attempts to heal her daughter are thwarted by forces bigger than herself. No one warned her that maternal love and a fervent desire to make things right would not be enough.
Told from alternating perspectives of mother and daughter, this is a story of the limits of love and other invaluable lessons. When Nowhere Is Home is rich in insights about the mental and emotional challenges that make feeling at home elusive. For anyone who has struggled to be the force of change for a loved one, this book is a gripping story about moving forward while balancing hope and acceptance.