Ally Eisenberg is approaching forty, recently divorced, and disconnected from her Jewish heritage. She turns to adoption from Russia to fulfill her lifelong dream of mothering. Soon she has accepted the referral of a little girl she’s always known she’d call Hannah Rose. Ally successfully navigates the many hoops and hurdles of the adoption process and finally brings four-year-old Hannah home, only to realize that neither she nor her new daughter are prepared for the dramatic challenges involved in becoming a family.
After months of struggling with post-adoption depression, Ally thinks things are looking up when a new complication arises in Hannah’s growing interest in her birthfamily. Now Ally must discover whether she can put aside her own expectations about the kind of mother she should be in order to become the mother that her daughter actually needs.
“an important book for anyone considering adoption because it outlines the difficulties as well as the hope of bringing a new life into one’s family. This also offers an objective look at a topic that, at first mention, connotes happiness and acceptance; the reality is the daily clutch of obstacles faced by adoptive parents over issues as mundane as a name to the specter of abuse that may have been part of life in the orphanage. . . THE TRUTH ABOUT HANNAH ROSE is a realistic account of international adoption based on the author’s knowledge of those who have made the commitment to adopt an orphan from overseas.” – IndieReader 4 1/2 star review