Thursday, April 14, 2011
Nine Kids, Two Parents In 'No Biking In The House' : NPR: Melissa Fay Greene and her husband began by adopting a small boy from Bulgaria, an experience she describes in sometimes chilling detail, recounting her profound post-adoption depression. But she rebounded and went on to adopt a daughter and three more sons. She's upfront about the challenges: the epic sibling battles, culture clash, ongoing attempt to keep the household feeling like a family rather than a 'group home.' But Greene is such an open and self-deprecating narrator she makes every addition to her family seem like the most natural and beautiful move in the world, 'each child — whether homemade or foreign born — a revelation, a treasure.'