About the Author
Nicholas Battle is a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force, who has deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan in support of Operation Iraqi and Operation Enduring Freedom. Battle is currently a Commander within the Defense Contract Management Agency. He is also the CEO and Owner of NinosCorner Productions, a production company for music, books, and film. Additionally, he founded NinosCorner Sports, where he formulates and tracks metrics to evaluate performance, as well as analyzes and transforms data into strategies for collegiate and professional teams and athletes. His custom NinosCorner Number (NCN) is utilized by sports agencies to evaluate potential clients.
In 2015, my wife and I received the call of a lifetime. In fact, we got a call from Lifetime Adoption Agency informing us that we had just been matched for the adoption of a baby boy. To say that we were excited is an understatement. We were absolutely thrilled, especially since the baby was due in less than two weeks.
We spoke to the birth mother at least three times a week leading up to birth. We agreed to an open adoption, whereas the birth parents would receive regular updates of our son’s life and progress through pictures and phone calls throughout the year. We had a plan going forward and now it was time to implement it.
On a Monday morning, we receive a call from Lifetime Adoption Agency informing us that the birth mother is going into labor. We immediately buy airline tickets to leave the following morning. My wife and I travel across the country from Los Angeles to the Virginia Beach area in sheer enjoyment. After a six-hour flight, we immediately rush to the hospital to the joy that our son was born just ten minutes prior to our arrival. My wife and I hold our son for the first time and decide that “Landon” is the absolute perfect name for him.
The birth of a child brings much enjoyment; however, as I hold Landon, I begin to think…
“How do I tell Landon his story?”
I begin to struggle with knowing whether Landon will truly ever comprehend what adoption is, so I ask myself, “How can I explain adoption to Landon without making the conversation odd?”
As if a lightbulb lit in my mind, I immediately knew the answer to my questions. At that exact moment, I decided to write a book about Landon’s adoption journey. It took some time to create; however, it was well worth it. To this day, my wife and I read it to him as a bedtime story so that the word “adoption” is a normal part of his everyday vocabulary. In fact, Landon brings up the subject of adoption more than we do. It is very reassuring that documenting his story was one of the best things for our family.
Landon’s book, titled “My Wonderful Life: An Adoption Story,” is told through the eyes of Landon as he delivers the story of his adoption process. Landon describes what adoption is, as well as offer insight into how much he is loved from everyone involved. He lets the reader know that everyone is someone’s dream come true.
“My Wonderful Life: An Adoption Story,” is an amazing adoption education book for:
- Adopted Children
- Birth Mothers
- Birth Fathers
- Adoptive Parents
- Adopted Siblings
- Birth Siblings
- Extended Family
- Family Friends
“My Wonderful Life: An Adoption Story,” was written by Nicholas “NinosCorner” Battle and it’s available in paperback, hardcover, and for Kindle. It can be purchased on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other booksellers, and you can purchase a signed copy of the book here.
Mardie Caldwell, C.O.A.P., is a nationally-recognized adoption expert and the Founder of Lifetime Adoption Agency. She has been working in adoption since 1986 and is also an award-winning author and speaker.
Mardie knows the sorrow of coping with infertility, and is an adoptive parent who experienced many of the challenges adoptive families might face. In various media appearances worldwide, publications, and her podcast, Mardie important steps that must be taken to complete a safe and secure adoption. Having adopted her son, Mardie knows firsthand the joys of raising an adopted child.
Mardie’s life mission is to help adoptive parents and birth parents find each other. With Lifetime Adoption Agency, she seeks to build happy families and provide precious infants and children with a loving and secure future.