The history of adoption is the history of the world itself. Children taken in by new families have grown up to dramatically reshape the world in ways most of us do not fully appreciate.
Chosen for Greatness profiles 16 well-known adoptees who were given the opportunity to change history for the better when they were taken in by their new families. Their contributions and accomplishments span the spectrum from science to sports, religion to entertainment, technology to politics. These adoptees didn't accomplish what they did in spite of being adopted; rather, it was their adoption that played a positive and critical role on the road to their success. This unique book is an inspiration for the hundreds of thousands of US families who adopt each year and will forever change the way everyone understands the incredible global tradition of adoption. With a foreword by Eric Metaxas and an afterword by Larry King.
About a third of each case study is well known though irrelevant biographical information that could be read from Wikipedia, another third is irrelevant information about their Christianity. The remainder of each story credits their adoptive parents as being solely responsible for their success. It is clearly written solely from the point of view of a fundamental Christian, pro life adoptive parent. Only a couple of sentences actually dealt with the emotions of the adoptees. It would have been a much better book if it focussed on how some adoptees have developed inner fortitude and motivation because of the extra challenges of their origins and how this has influenced their future success.