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Michael and Anne had built a nice life. They had a strong marriage, two beautiful adopted children from South America, a house, white picket fence, and a dog. When a sibling of their two children was put up for adoption, they began the process to bring her to America, to their home, so she could grow up with her biological brother and sister. What they didn't count on was resistance from the government of a foreign country. For three years, they fought, prayed, cried, battled, pleaded - all the while trying to maintain sanity and normalcy in their home. A Quest for Alex is based on a true story of an emotional international adoption process that ultimately landed in the hand of the supreme court of a foreign nation. It is a story about love, family, determination, perseverance, and faith.


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"A gripping and emotional story that resonates with anyone who understands that love knows no boundaries."

About the Book

This captivating true story is an emotional journey that delves deep into the human spirit, resilience, and the unwavering power of love. 

  • Witness one family's unwavering commitment to keeping their family whole.
  • Understand the dedication and perseverance needed to maintain a resiliant, happy home during a long court battle. 
  • Navigate the cultural and legal hurdles of international adoption.
  • Explore the vital role of community through faith and family support networks.
  • See the profound influence of faith amidst uncertainty.

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"I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It's a poignant, sobering, and ultimately enlightening read that challenges our perceptions of what it truly means to be a parent, a spouse, and, above all, a family fighting against the odds."
- The International Review of Books

John Ruffini

Meet the Author

John Ruffini loves to write. He has written several books including the Amazon Best Seller Money Makers: Proven Ways To Increase Sales and Productivity in the World of Professional Recruiting. A Quest for Alex is his first non-fiction work. Professionally, he has been in the recruiting and staffing industry for more than two decades and is a sought-after speaker, trainer, and mentor. He has trained thousands of recruiters and managers and has implemented world-class professional development programs at several large recruiting firms. He takes pride in watching those he has trained thrive and their careers flourish. He is an avid writer and motivator, constantly spreading a message of positivity. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland at College Park. Originally from Maryland, he and his wife of over 30 years currently live in South Florida where they are blessed to wake up to sunshine and palm trees every day.

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