To Sing Frogs is the second book from award-winning author John M.
Simmons, who uses his wonderful talent to raise awareness
of the plight of children in Russian orphanages. While his
first release, The Marvelous Journey Home, is a fictionalized
novel regarding Russian adoption, this book is a down-to-earth
recollection of the difficulties and joys of International
John and his wife, Amy, already have three sons when they
decide to adopt girls from Russia. During the process, they
discover the tragedy of far too many youngsters destined to
remain in an orphanage system struggling to feed and care
for the mass of abandoned children, and the futile future
that faces them once out of the orphanages.
Throughout the book, John's easy writing style puts you right
at home as he reveals the conflicting emotions and frustrations
throughout the adoption process, not only for himself, but
for Amy and the five children they ultimately adopt. As a
parent of two children of International adoption, I identified
fully with John's exasperation at each roadblock along the
way, and joy he and his wife shared as they added to their
To Sing Frogs is part memoir and part travelogue,
with wonderful humor sprinkled throughout, but it is truthfully
a journey of love and family commitment - a true story to
warm the heart and soul, and stir the embers of faith that
those precious and lonely children left behind will also find
loving homes someday.
Note: John M. Simmons, an award-winning author,
resigned as the President/CEO of White Knight Fluid Handling,
Inc., to spend time focusing on adoption awareness and the charity
he and his family founded, Ele Lembra (He Remembers), a 501(c)(3)
public charity that assists children without parents as they
age out of orphanages.