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: My Unexpected Journey through Birth & Adoption is a memoir of adoption, motherhood and acceptance. It is also a memoir of inner struggle as I realized my battles with the adoption agency and birthparents could not be resolved until I understood and respected my unique journey to motherhood.