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Orono man chronicles his challenges adopting a son from Ukraine

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Robert Klose's new book chronicles the arduous process of adopting his second child from Ukraine as a single father in 2001. The memoir, published in August, is somewhat of a sequel to Klose’s first book, which describes his journey to adopt his older son from Russia in 1993. Klose said he knew in his 20s that he wanted children, regardless of whether he had a partner.
Published 3 months ago · Orono, United States

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Orono man chronicles his challenges adopting a son from Ukraine

Robert Klose crouched down to look into the eyes of a scrawny 5-year-old with wary eyes who clutched the hand of the director of the Ukrainian orphanage where he lived. Klose, who lives in Orono, pulled a toy car from his pocket, cranked it back on the floor, then released it. Without saying a word, they both watched the car zoom across the floor. For the first time in the orphanage director’s memory, the boy’s face broke into a smile, and he gi…

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