This book explores the adoption experience from the inside out. Within these pages, you'll share the journey of adoption with birth parents, adoptive parents, adoptees, and a birth grandmother. Learn what it's like to be torn from your birth family at age eight, reunite with your daughter after 25 years, suffer the heartache of infertility-and then finally find your child, discover you're pregnant with twins at age 14, or build your international family through adoption. You'll learn how open adoption really works, why many adoptees are perfectly happy with being adopted. This collection of honest, compelling stories will help you understand adoption as a total experience- a circlet of love with a child at the center.