Sunday, June 25, 2006

Couple's adoption inspires book

For Wiesbaden couple, adoption inspires a ‘magical’ adventure
Marc and Christine Maxwell don’t have their baby yet. They’ve got a name picked out — Meredith Elyse — all their paperwork completed and sent into authorities in China, and expectations that some time between November and January they’ll get word that a girl is ready for adoption.

“We don’t know what province she’ll be coming from,” said Marc Maxwell, 32, a guidance counselor who works primarily with soldiers at the Wiesbaden Education Center. “We’ll be going to Beijing to get her.”

As part of their preparation, Christine, 31, who works as a registrar at the American Middle School in Wiesbaden, asked her husband to write a story for their baby-to-be. She wanted a “fantasy fairy tale that can get [the baby] to believe in family,” Marc said.

You can read the first chapter of their book here. Marc has also been inspired to write an activity book for deployed soldiers' families. Good for him.


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