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No Matter What

No Matter What

An Adoptive Family's Story of Hope, Love and Healing

Sally Donovan

Paperback: £9.99 / $16.95

2013, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 352pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-431-7, BIC 2: VFVK JKSF

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'I love you, no matter what.'

An uplifting true story of an ordinary couple who build an extraordinary family, No Matter What describes how Sally and Rob Donovan embark upon a journey to adopt following a diagnosis of infertility.

Sally Donovan brings to life with characteristic wit and honesty the difficulties of living with infertility, their decision to adopt and the bewildering process involved. Finally matched with young siblings Jaymey and Harlee, Sally and Rob's joy turns to shock as they discover disturbing details of their children's past and realise that they must do everything it takes to heal their children.

By turns tragic, inspiring and hilarious, Sally and Rob's story offers a rare insight into the world of adoptive parents and just what it takes to bring love to the lives of traumatised children.

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Win a signed first edition of No Matter What!

29 May 2014

This competition has now closed. Win a signed first edition of No Matter What! To celebrate our new reprint of this inspiring adoption memoir, we’re giving away three original copies signed by author and adoptive mum Sally Donovan.  To enter, simply sign up to our mailing list here, and you’ll be entered into our random prize draw. An...

The realities of adoption – an extract from ‘No Matter What.’

8 November 2013

In this extract from the inspirational adoption memoir, No Matter What, author Sally Donovan shares the reality of parenting children who have experienced abuse and neglect.  Here we see just one example of how the consequences of trauma can manifest themselves unpredictably in apparently straightforward everyday situations, such as tucking your son up for bed....

‘Why Can’t My Child Behave?’ author Dr Amber Elliott on how she came to write a parenting manual for adoptive and foster parents.

7 November 2013

  Dr. Amber Elliott, author of Why Can’t My Child Behave? talks about how she became motivated to start her own company to support looked-after children, and how this in turn led her to writing the book, a parenting manual for traumatised or neglected children. “In the space of a couple of weeks in April...

Adoption and Fostering recommended books for Parents

3 May 2013

If you’re an adoptive/foster parent or prospective parent, we’ve put together this booklet of new and bestselling titles you might find interesting. Feel free to browse, share and email the booklet with anyone you think might be interested.   If you’d like to print off a copy of the booklet, simply click here to download...

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