And that's only when I'm about to give up, I get a phone call that will change everything: Hello, I am the contact for the Haitian French nursery to whom you sent a letter. I adopted my daughter there. I read your letter, you fit in quite sought by the Director families. Call him to Haiti, waiting for your call! My legs are shaking, I am reluctant to believe it. The journey begins Via Carolina after a long process of adoption to visit Chello, boy from around the world, will change all his certainties. After months of waiting, the first meeting was finally held: a moment of great emotion, but at the same time, confirmation of the extreme poverty in Haiti state. Other couples, Dutch, as they live the magic of adoption. Three days later today, 10 January 2010 at 16 hours 50, the ground begins to shake. The earthquake is terrifying. Subsequently, the author tells us in a masterful story written on his return to bring order into the chaos experienced during the earthquake. It demonstrates with clarity and emotion on the adoption of Haiti devastated, but mainly about love and the ties between two people who know are not recognized and become inseparable.
October 20, 2011
11 € 57
Biographical books are always poignant, and always leave me a prey to intense emotions they inspired.
This is the case for this book, where Caroline, an ordinary young woman who lives a normal life, if we except the complicated nature of the adoption process in which she and her husband are committed, we account their journey, their arrival in Haiti to find the child who will soon grow their family, Chello.
And unfortunately for them, it should have been a single moment, full of emotion and joy, turns into nightmares.
We all still images at the top of Haiti devastated by the earthquake of the 12th of January 2010. I still remember the news that then told the struggle of French parents of children being adopted were stranded in Haiti for lack of further operational infrastructure, and trembled at the idea of the living conditions of their children heart .
Caroline expresses it all. This fear of the danger, the fear of the future: if the ground was still shaking? And if Chello got sick? If he was prevented from leaving the Haitian soil due to proceedings.
His great fortune was to be with her husband in the French first evacuees. And at that time, the problem of children in the process of being adopted were not yet underway.
But despite its title, the whole book is not based on that terrible day. It begins with the desire of the young woman and her husband to adopt a child. The obstacle course, recognition of complications, identifying countries for whom wanting to adopt so we can have children (she has two) is not a concern.
Then, the steps to Haiti, joy at the announcement of the Haitian nursery a child, Chello, the waiting, the first shots son ...
And envy, although legitimate, meet "for real" their future child's arrival in Haiti, the clash of cultures, emotion to trust Chello for them ...
The earthquake and its aftermath only take a small second half of the book.
Because Caroline has decided to offer a testament of love. Of love for Chello, certainly, but especially Haiti, so ill she learned to love, and this love she seeks to convey through the pages!
I smiled, I cried a lot. Joy, but also sorrow. This book shocked me, and I came away dazed, with the feeling of having lived all.