Natalie Gwyn and her husband had two biological children when they decided to adopt four kids from Ethiopia. In her book Okayest Mom: When God’s Plan of Adoption Doubled my Family, Gwyn chronicles the joy and struggles of their adoption adventure. The book shows how adoption was this family’s calling, and throughout the book, we see the journey of all eight family members.
Gwyn’s Ethiopian children did not all have the same reaction to being adopted, and readers can see how the adjustment process for older adopted children can vary greatly. Besides seeing how the family formed a tighter bond, the book is also educational in showing how Gwyn’s family went through the process of international adoption. Okayest Mom is a great book for anyone adopting older children, but it is also an excellent book for anyone who wants to read a feel-good story about faith and family.