Hoping to someday find M's brother adopted in the U.S. -
Myckola Oleksandrovych Markov - 8/26/2003

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Mariah needs a Publisher

Update! Someone shares with me how to publish to Amazon. Here is the Kindle Version of Mariah's book. So exciting!

Gotcha: An Adoption Story https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MSBDAHA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Y9FIyb9GHCAA5

As anyone who has followed my blog for any amount of time knows, we have long had our struggles with the public schools refusing to accommodate our childrens' disabilities. Much of my more recent writing was to express this frustration to help raise awareness of the problem.

Since we decided to homeschool the children two years ago, I've mostly devoted my time to teaching and researching ways to further help my children at home. I've also become a writer for The Mighty, elaborating on certain aspects of what its like to live with disabilities.

Mariah has struggled with emotions related to living in an orphanage for the first four years of her life. She has also been incredibly frustrated by how she was treated while she was in public school. She felt singled out, different, and misunderstood.

I am so proud of her for wanting to write about her experiences. Owning your story is a huge part of the healing process. Mariah wants to "Be a famous author!" She has already written a lovely rendition  from her point of view about her life prior to being adopted, what it was like during the process and after she came home.

Mariah plans to write more books about the other disabilities she lives with so children can gain a better understanding of their differently abled peers. Some of her plans for future book titles include,

"I Have Dyslexia!"
"My Legs Aren't Broken, These Are AFOs."
"Kids Have Strokes Too"

Please help us share her video so we can find a publisher who'd like to "Make her a famous author!"

Click HERE to see Mariah's book on Shutterfly

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We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life; but those who make their journey home across time and miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them,are carried on the wings of destiny; and placed among us by God's very own hands. --Kristi Larson