This bare bones memoir tells the story of a kinship adoption from the perspective of a birthmother.

It will break your heart, then heal it, with new perspectives on adoption, openness, and the complex ways we define family. 

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Learn to scuba dive alongside Alycea, a claustrophobic bubble watcher determined to overcome her anxiety and explore the coral reefs.

With humor and grit, this memoir will have you cheering for small successes and reflecting on what it means to trust your partner.

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Adoption – Grief – Healing

Scuba – Anxiety – Marriage – Trust


A 20Booksto50k Educational and Networking Event

Memoir Panel: Moderated by Sheryl Recinos.

Speakers: A. K. Snyder, Amy Liz Harrison, and Kellie McIntyre

Wed, Nov 16, 2022 at 2:30 MT

Bally’s Convention Center on the Strip, Las Vegas


Join the Anthology of Birthparent Letters

“I Think of You on Your Birthday” will be a collection of writings from birthparents to the children they placed for adoption.

It’s a recurring question among adoptees: Does she think of me on my birthday? And it’s a recurring post among birthmoms: It’s his birthday and there’s so much I want to say but cannot.

This book will collect the messages birthparents wish they could say to their children on their birthdays.

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