The Road to Cali

“The Road to Cali”

by Corinne Chateau

“Heart wrenching and spiritually uplifting, The Road to Cali is a profoundly moving odyssey. It’s a book about compassion, courage and determination in the face of great odds. It’s about love, and the epiphany of parenthood.”
– Peter Godwin, author of When A Crocodile Eats The Sun, Little Brown


Embark on a poignant journey that will touch your heart in author Corinne Chateau’s inspirational memoir, “The Road to Cali”.

Chateau didn’t know if she’d make a good mother — she wasn’t even sure if she wanted to be a mother. Two miscarriages seemed to confirm, it was not destined to be. That is, until, she heard about a baby in the distant Republic of Georgia.

Chateau and her husband are heartbroken when, after traveling to Georgia and bonding with the baby Cali, the Georgian President stops all foreign adoptions. What ensues is the fight of their lives to rescue the infant child. And for Chateau, the discovery of a love “beyond anything I could have imagined.”

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“A winning, emotional journey that will satisfy readers’ maternal instincts.”
–– Reviewed in Kirkus

“If you are thinking of adopting a child from another country, you should read Corinne Chateau’s story. You will, by turns, weep and cheer for her and her husband, Brian, in their quest to find and bring Cali home. In fact, you should read The Road to Cali even if you aren’t thinking of adopting. It’s a great story.”
–– Norris Church Mailer, author of Cheap Diamonds, Random House.

“Corinne Chateau has written a memoir of uncompromising honesty. The Road to Cali is more than an adoption story, it is the story of a woman’s journey to the mother within. Above all, it is an inspirational story of love.”
––Frances Fisher, Actress and Activist

“The Road to Cali is one woman’s story of the excruciating and super-heroic efforts of adopting a child from a distant country––and the point at which this baby boy becomes her own—long before she is allowed to take him home. This excellent book is also about the common anxiety shared by many women as to whether they have received enough as children––to give enough to their own children.”
––Norma Doft, Ph.D, author of When Your Child Needs Help, Random House

“Chateau is a powerful and evocative writer, and whether she’s standing on a deserted mountaintop in Georgia, or on a New York stage reciting her lines, she writes with such compassion and honesty, that her journey ultimately becomes our own.”
–– Anita Naughton, author of Tea and Sympathy, Penguin

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