>Hello, I Love You Giveaway!

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Hello Readers! Today and tomorrow the Moody Fiction Blog is hosting a giveaway for the June release Hello, I Love You: Adventures in Adoptive Fatherhood by Ted Kluck! Comment below with your email address for your chance to win 1 of 4 free copies! Winners will be chosen and posted Friday on the blog and emailed for their mailing address. Good luck!

When the Future of Your Family is at the Mercy of Strangers…

There is perhaps no feeling lonelier than that of being a stranger in a strange land — an experience many adoptive parents know well. Touching down in a crowded airport, with tens of thousands of dollars in cash strapped around your waist, to pay people you’ve never met for a baby you’ve never seen . . . . You might have prayed for months, even years, about that moment, but it still often feels like the foreign country is a region God has forgotten, and that He has sent you there in vain.

 
For the young Christian couple, perhaps the only feeling more paralyzing and lonely than the one just described is that of infertility. There are pregnancy announcements nearly every week in the church bulletin, and not wanting to “rain on your friends’ parade,” you suffer and grieve together in silence.

Hello, I Love You tells one couple’s story dealing with these feelings of loneliness, as well as the long-time fulfillment that can come from adopting internationally. Through narrative and letters written to each of his children-to-be, Ted Kluck takes readers through the many phases, decisions, and experiences that adoptive couples make.

From trekking across the globe with piles for cash, to airport con-men, electrocution, and Ukrainian cops on the doorstep with guns, it’s all part of the wild ride that is international adoption. But so is God’s faithfulness taking new forms each day through the love of friends, the support of family, the comfort of Scripture, and the fellowship of a new church family in a foreign land. And so is the joy of meeting two boys who will soon become part of your family — the sensation of walking down narrow hallways through dark orphanages to say “hello” to your children for the first time.

TED KLUCK is co-author of Why We’re Not Emergent and author of Facing Tyson, 15 Stories, Paper Tiger and Game Time. His award-winning writing has also appeared in ESPN Magazine, Sports Spectrum Magazine and on ESPN.com’s Page 2. An avid sports fan, he has played professional indoor football, coached high school football, trained as a professional wrestler, served as a missionary, and has also taught writing courses at the college level. He currently lives in Michigan with his wife and two sons.

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  1. >My husband and I are going to be adoptive parents soon in the future! I think he would like a book like this! Would love to win!-Ashleyashleykwells@gmail.com

  2. >Ashley, congratulations! Adoption is such a beautiful thing. Hello, I Love You really brings it down to earth but also touches on the spiritual significance of our heavenly adoption into God's family. Thanks for the comment!

    • W3
    • June 30th, 2010

    >This book looks great!Kendrakendra.l.abbott@gmail.com

  3. >Hello!My husband and I are doing foster/adopt, or at least attempting with our new foster daughter! Though the circumstances might be a little bit different, I'm sure they share the same emotional roller coaster. I'm so glad to know there is a book out there like this. Please enter me:)kristengjohnson@gmail.com

  4. >Adoption is such a heavy option, as I feel the pain of both sides. Not sure I could give up a child, yet two parents are usually better than one. Sounds like an interesting book to read.desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

    • EJ
    • June 30th, 2010

    >We have also rode the emotional roller coaster of adoption – after going thru 5 yrs. of infertility treatments we decided to become foster parents to newborns with special needs. We gave up our license when we discovered that we couldn't part with any child that came to our home. Of course we first adopted 4 of those special babies & learned all about Child Protective Services, adopting a Native American child, the court system, birth parents, therapists, etc. Our kids are now 9, 11, 16 & 17. Looking forward to reading this book. rejordan79@msn.com

  5. >Wow, you had me at the first line "when the future of your family is at the mercy of strangers"Such a powerful statement.Christichristi_corbett at yahoo dot com

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