In 2006, our family welcomed home our second daughter, Mia, adopted from China. Our agency was Chinese Children Adoption International (CCAI) in Colorado. CCAI does amazing work not only to facilitate adoptions from China, but to care for the orphans that remain. CCAI has just released a brand new book which chronicles the life and work of Lily Nie, co-founder of CCAI. I'm especially excited to receive the book (I just ordered mine tonight) because it includes the names of all CCAI children adopted from 1994 through 2009. I'm also excited to read this inspiring story about an amazing Christian woman who is caring for the fatherless.
There are many of us who know who Lily Nie is. Some know her by name only, and some have had the privilege of meeting her in person, but many, in fact, thousands, have had their own lives touched by hers.
In the world of China adoption, Lily's accomplishments are widely seen. But until now, only a few people have known the extent of Lily's journey -- growing up in a tumultuous China, struggling to establish herself in the United States and then returning to China time and again to unite families and work for the well-being of her homeland's orphans.
A new book -- written by adoptive mother Linda Droeger and featuring cover art by Mary GrandPre, adoptive mother and artist for the "Harry Potter" series -- offers a chance to discover the amazing story that is Lily's life, exploring the emotional and spiritual journey that led her to co-found Chinese Children Adoption International with her husband, Joshua Zhong.
It is an opportunity, for you and those whom you love, to participate in the story and to celebrate a life of struggle and triumph, sorrow and joy, pain and forgiveness, and to marvel at how we are, in so many ways, bound by love.
A portion of the proceeds from "Bound by Love" will go to the Chinese Children Charity Fund, which works to improve the lives of orphans in China.
Please click here to order.