New Heartwarming Nonfiction Illustrates the Joy and Bliss of Adoption

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Aniruddha Railkar narrates his family’s journey in an amazingly detailed new book geared towards parents planning to adopt a child

Every child, the poet Henry Thoreau said, begins the world again. Author Ani Railkar surely knows about the unadulterated happiness that childrearing brings when he and his wife Radha decided to adopt a child and treat him like one of their own. Railkar writes about the journey in An Addition To Our Family.

The book follows the lives of Ani and Radha as they embark upon a journey to adopt a child from India. As with any sojourn, they had a lot of ups and downs, but they managed to overcome the encumbrances of adoption with support from family and friends, as well as divine intervention. The reward was an addition to their family, Shubham.

The author writes in the book’s final pages:

“We went through a rough patch where we almost lost Shubham because of legal issues. If I were asked to do this again, I would do it in a heartbeat. But we had a strong support network of close family and friends who helped us through it. We are really very thankful to Him for this addition to our family."

An Addition To Our Family is an amazingly detailed and heartwarming personal narrative, redolent of the joys of parenthood and rewarding feeling of adopting a child. The author hopes that the book will serve as an inspiration to couples who have made the decision to adopt and to those who have planned in doing so but are afraid to take the first step towards the adoption journey.

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About the Author
Aniruddha (Ani) Railkar was born in Mumbai, India. He obtained a BSc in Chemistry in 1987 from University of Bombay. He got his MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences from West Virginia University in 1991 and his PhD in Pharmaceutics from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia in 2000.

Ani has over sixteen years of experience in research and development in the pharmaceutical industry. He has published in peer reviewed scientific journals in pharmaceutical research. His hobbies include cooking, writing, amateur stage acting, sports and flying. Ani lives in Ambler with his wife, Radha and children Revati and Shubham.

An Addition To Our Family * by Aniruddha Railkar
Publication Date: December 14, 2011
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 141 pages; 978-1-4653-9174-2
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 141 pages; 978-1-4653-9175-9

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