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A true memoir of a child who had seen and experienced it all before age nine, living in the third-world country of the Philippines, her family succumbed to poverty. Her birth mother died when she was seven and was separated from her siblings that she loves. She was put in two foster homes, where one based their child rearing in superstitions, blaming her for every bad thing that happened. She was also put in two orphanages, where she was later adopted by an American couple. She writes of her growing experiences from a girl to a young lady while living in the countryside of Pennsylvania. Life was not easy for this young girl learning the language, culture, and the people around her. Read it to believe it. She will touch your heart. This book will make you realize what she went through as an orphan, foster and adopted child. You will also learn of her struggle to be happy and how she manages to get through her trials and find real love. Marissa Kline-Gonzales lives in Bayonne, New Jersey, with her husband, Al. They were married August of 2006. After graduating from high school in 1998, she went to Word of Life Bible Institute for a year. Now she is a flight attendant for an airline and annually visits her birth family in the Philippines. She not only sees her family but also visits the orphanages where she grew up. Her love for those children will never diminish for she was once like them.
- Xlibris US, April 2009
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