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Adoption book to both tell story and help write next chapter


January 10, 2018

THE OGDEN FAMILY is preparing to adopt an infant from Japan, and Pam Ogden is working to publish a book about adopting their youngest, Hudson. From left are Luka, Ivan, Hudson, Pam, Jason, Ember and Kelly.

Pam Ogden is turning anxiety into a book deal.

Ogden and her husband Jason have five children. They want one more. In their quest to adopt a sixth child, Pam has landed a contract for a book about their experiences with adoption.

After initiating the adoption process, Pam started blogging about it. Explaining why they were adopting a Japanese child, she began telling the story of their experience adopting their youngest son, Hudson, now 7, in Korea five years ago.

She used excerpts from a journal she began keeping while in Korea, she said.

"They were just pieces of my very honest, very u...

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