A Birthmother’s Path to Wholeness
Pregnant at seventeen, she makes an adoption plan.
What will happen to her child?
What will happen to her?
Alycea is determined to create a better life for her baby and for herself. The only path she can see is placing her baby for adoption. In an industry stacked against birthparents, she must fight for her rights and her child’s best interest. When the baby is born, Alycea breaks her own heart to spare her daughter’s. But is the sacrifice worth it? Will her daughter be happier and healthier with her new family? And will Alycea ever be okay?
Twenty years of a birthmother’s life are exposed in this bare-bones memoir of open adoption. It will break your heart, then heal it, with a new perspective on how we define family.
The prices are the same at all U.S. stores: $14.99 for the paperback, $4.99 for the ebook. Audiobook prices vary a little ($7.99 – $14.99). Place your order today.
“Beautifully written. A raw, honest journey of heartache and hope.”
“I’ve never read a book that I could connect so well to. Definitely brought tears to my eyes a few times.”A Birthmother
“This story is necessary in terms of bringing the beauty and agony of adoption out of the shadows.”
Download the Exclusive Photos and FAQs
As promised in the end of Redefining Family, there’s more. You can download photos of our family, then and now, right here.
When I had Katarina in 2000, there were some resources available, but I didn’t find them. The good news is there are even more options today.
Birthmother weekend retreats, meetups, and online support.
Birthparent coaching, weekend retreats, grants for counseling, education and tuition assistance, emergency rent assistance, and outreach.
A great website from a birthmother with a lot of info and support, especially if you’re considering adoption. Her words strike me as close to non-agenda as you can get. Real answers to real questions from someone who is not financed by adoptions, nor hateful of the adoption industry. Someone in the middle.
Every adoptee-authored book and book recommended by adoptees.
A podcast for adoptees to talk about their experiences.
Do you know of resources you think I should add?
A Note for Birthparents
The times I most needed a book like this, I didn’t have $5 to spend on it. If you’re a birthparent or are considering placement, contact me. I’ll send you a link for a free ebook version that can be read on Kindle or any ebook app.