MOAM COVER_Rev-Final_FRONTThe Making of a Mom
My Unexpected Journey Through Birth & Adoption
on Amazon.com in Kindle and paperback.

Mothers are made through a multitude of circumstances and a woman’s experience of motherhood can vary from child to child. These are just two of the things I’ve learned since becoming a mom over a decade ago.

Nearly 35 years ago, I sat down at a small wooden desk to write a book. With pencil in hand, I began writing a story and wrapped it up three pages later. I was 10. In the summer of 2014, while sitting on the beach, I decided it was time to make my goal a reality.

The Making of a Mom is a memoir of what it means to be a mother. It is also a story of inner struggle and discovery, as I explored the joys, pains, and the depth of understanding I gained as I wondered at every twist and turn, “Am I mom enough?”


Debut author Kimberly Severn offers recollections of her pregnancy, the birth of a son, and her later adoption of a daughter. Severn does write with visceral honesty… the unfolding drama is disturbing and poignant, by turns. A touching personal journey… engaging and informative. —Kirkus Reviews

I recommend anyone interested in adoption to read this book. Kim does an amazing job of talking about her journey from start to finish. If you are a mother who has experienced “not being able to birth a baby” I also recommend this to you, to see how Kim was able to overcome that in a positive way. —Alina, NetGalley Reviewer