Breeding in Captivity: One Woman's Unusual Path to Motherhoodby Stacy Bolt
Breeding in Captivity takes us on Stacy Bolt's journey to have a child at "advanced maternal age," first with the help of a Really Expensive fertility specialist, and then ultimately through a local adoption agency. But this isn't your typical serious memoir about struggling with infertility; it's an entertaining, witty read that perfectly balances humor with its
Breeding in Captivity takes us on Stacy Bolt's journey to have a child at "advanced maternal age," first with the help of a Really Expensive fertility specialist, and then ultimately through a local adoption agency. But this isn't your typical serious memoir about struggling with infertility; it's an entertaining, witty read that perfectly balances humor with its more poignant moments. Breeding in Captivity is about a quirky, lovable couple that you root for through their fertility struggles and adoption adventures. It's about the hundreds of Internet message boards where annoyingly perky women from Kappa Alpha Fruitcake refer to sex as "babydancing" and sprinkle virtual "baby dust" on each other. It's about meeting birthmothers and deciding on open adoptions. It's about being chosen and then having a birthmother change her mind. But ultimately, it's about hope, how life can surprise you, and laughing through the insanity.
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
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Meet the Author
Stacy Bolt is a Portland writer whose essays are frequently featured on Live Wire, a radio program aired on Oregon Public Broadcasting and syndicated in several national markets. Her work has also been published in Imbibe magazine and Portland Monthly.
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By turns witty and heartwrenching, this is by far one of the best books I've ever read. I read approx 3 books a week, so that's saying something.
You’d think a story about struggling to become a parent (ie fertility doctors, adoption, etc) would be dry. But surprisingly Breeding in Captivity is a very captivating book. Stacy Bolt knows how to write a good story. She injects wit and humor into her account of her journey to motherhood, making it a remarkably good book.
I was a baby-making machine who got pregnant twice while on the finest birth control my dr. could prescribe, so I had no idea how heart-wrenching infertility could be. This author took me inside her grief and hope, and gave me a new appreciation for the 4 babies (now 19, 12, 11, and 8) that I've been blessed with. Quite simply, I loved this book.