This is a heartwarming adoption story of a middle aged, anglophile, New York City teacher of the blind who travels literally around the world to adopt a 2 1/2 year old boy in the far reaches of Siberia. Mother and son's trials and tribulations parallel events in the lives of the Royal Family and its circle as the little, newly formed family forges a deep, abiding bond.
When she fell pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent of Roscrea, Co. Limerick, to be looked after as a `fallen woman' and at the age of three her baby was whisked away and `sold' to America for adoption. Coerced into signing a document promising `Never to Seek to Know' what the Church did with him, she never saw him again. She would spend...