Rain Forest Girl: More Than an Adoption Story

"It is rare for an adoption story to focus on the waiting child rather than on the waiting parents. Daiane's adoptive mother has written a book about her daughter's life from the time the girl's ailing mother gave her up at age seven, through a two-year wait living in a convent while paperwork was completed, to her first confusing weeks in the U.S.…An epilogue introduces the 16-year-old Daiane, now Diana, who has visited the nuns in Brazil and dreams of returning there to help poor children, but in the meantime 'kicks the soccer ball farther than anyone on her team.'" — School Library Journal

Age Level: 9-12
Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishing