The true story of a couple who fostered many children and adopted nine, including two pairs of twins from Russia and Romania. They had a large rambling house on a kiwifruit property and a desire to give orphaned and abandoned children a home and family. In NZ they became pioneers for inter-country adoption despite fierce government opposition. Jonquil battled for months in Romania to adopt three little girls, losing court cases and being accused of wanting the children to sell, for body parts or as slave labor on their orchard. An update of the book recently featured on national TV when the couple returned to Romania with a TV crew to find the families of the children they adopted.
Targeted Age Group: young adults and upwards
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Jonquil was born in the UK, raised in coastal Australia and lives in New Zealand. She has written another book, popular with baby boomers called “Once I was a Teenager: Growing up in the 50s and 60s in Australia and beyond”. She has written and featured in numerous articles regarding her large multi-cultural family and adoption in general.
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