Fallen From the Nest
A best-selling and thought-provoking national sensation when originally published in France, this is a profound, honest, and moving memoir of a young Parisian family who discover that love surpasses disability when they decide to adopt an abandoned disabled child. Fallen from the Nest is Clotilde Noël's love letter to this special child.
Already parents of six children, Parisians Clotilde and Nicolas Noël opened their hearts to love the "unlovable" when they decided to adopt a child given up with significant disabilities. Fallen from the Nest is this French mother's heartfelt story of her family's experience of the labyrinthine French adoption process, documenting the journey from when they made the decision to the day the child became theirs. Endeavoring through confusing, shifting socio-cultural dynamics and a frustrating and indifferent bureaucracy, the Noëls embody a spirit and fortitude through this story that thoughtfully and beautifully examines how parental love has no boundaries and that, when shared, love expands infinitely.