Not Always Happy

An Unusual Parenting Journey
by Kari Wagner-Peck
rrp $16.49

Publisher: Central Recovery Press, LLC

Publication Date: May 23, 2017

ISBN: 9781942094388

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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There are many books in the market about giving birth to children with Down syndrome and how to raise them, but Not Always Happy adds a new dimension to this topic by focusing on the adoption of a child in foster care with Down syndrome by parents who married later in life.

One of only a few books in the marketplace about adopting a child from the foster care system with Down syndrome.

Kari Wagner-Peck has her own blog,, which has had an 870 percent increase in views from 2013–2015 and receives 7,000 views per month from 117 countries with the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom being the largest readership.

Written in authentic scenes that keep the action moving forward. It also includes subtle humor in many places to impress upon readers that even when raising a child with Down syndrome, life should be filled with laughter.

Perfect access point to start debate about adopting a child with special needs and the decision to homeschool.

Kari Wagner-Peck challenged Chuck Klosterman, then “The Ethicist” for the New York Times, to respond to the open letter she wrote asking him to explain his repeated use of the R-word.