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The Waiting Child

The Waiting Child

How the Faith and Love of One Orphan Saved the Life of Another

Cindy Champnella

St. Martin's Griffin


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The Waiting Child is an extraordinary story of human resilience in the face of tremendous odds. Adopted by an American family at age four, Jaclyn goes to her new home with a great burden. Her new family had to leave behind a little boy who had been under her charge at the Chinese orphanage. Jaclyn inspires two families, several agencies, and two governments to cooperate to reunite her with "her baby." Everyone who reads this story will believe in the power of love to change the world.


Praise for The Waiting Child

“Many adoptive parents can tell amazing tales about how their children joined their amily, but few are as remarkable as Cindy and Rick Champnella's.” —Child Magazine

“Personal, tender, and inspiring, reflecting what can happen when there are plenty of resources, love, and faith.” —The Ann Arbor News

“Sensitively pitched, moving, and refreshingly unsentimental.” —Kirkus

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About the author

Cindy Champnella

Cindy Champnella, is a speaker and advocate for adoption issues.

Jaclyn Champnella is a 2003 Congressional Coalition "Angel in Adoption" award recipient.
They live in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

Cindy Champnella

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