If we are to be mother and daughter for the decades of our lives, bringing whatever those decades will, and whatever the relationship will be, the matter of a few months and a few thousand miles was only a technicality.  She is my destiny and I hers.  Our co-destiny will be together, intertwined.  We will each be changed by the other, each of our paths altered in so many large and infinitesimal ways because of the other.


Meet Ellen Fitzenrider 

​Much more than a story of International Adoption, Finding Katherine is a rich travelogue of, and pilgrimage to, modern-day Vietnam.

Join a single Buddhist woman on her pilgrimage to Vietnam, to both adopt a little girl and to explore her spiritual roots.  Together they discover the twisting streets of Hanoi, mystical Ha Long Bay on the South China Sea, the silent Forbidden City, and visit with the monks of Tu Hieu Pagoda, root temple of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh

-Excerpt from Finding Katherine