Winner: Honorable Mention, 2014 Great Midwest Book Festival!
Abby's Road leads a couple through their days of infertility treatments and adoption. It is told with gentle (and sometimes not-so-gentle) humor from the perspective of a nerdy father and his loving and understanding wife.
Join Mike and Esther as they go through IUIs and IFVs, as they search for an adoption agency, are selected by a birth mother, prepare their house, prepare their family, prepare themselves and wait for their daughter to be born a thousand miles from home.
“Once upon a time, there was a mommy and a daddy who loved each other very much. And they wanted to have a baby of their very own, but they couldn't even though they tried and they tried.
“So they decided to adopt a baby. They talked to some very nice people who help mommies and daddies like them.
“And they met a very nice man and woman named Valerie and Jonathan who were having a baby but couldn't be the baby’s mommy and daddy. So they picked Mommy and Daddy to be their baby’s mommy and daddy.
“So when it came time for the baby to be born, the mommy and daddy took a long plane ride to Long Island, New York where they waited and waited, and they waited and waited, and they waited and waited until finally the baby was born.
“The next day they went to the hospital to see the baby, but they couldn't hold her. They could only look at her through the nursery window lying in her teeny tiny little baby bed. But the day after that they got to go back.
“They got to hold the baby. They got to dress the baby. They got to name the baby Abigail, put her in a car seat, put her in the car and take her back to the hotel where they were staying.
“And after a few more days they took a long train ride home where they lived happily ever after. The End.”
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About the Author
Michael Curry is an attorney living in southern Illinois with his beloved wife and daughter. Michael plays a poor guitar and enjoys listening to British Invasion rock. He also collects - and reads - comic books from the 1960s and 1970s. Groovy. He writes - and reads - science fiction, fantasy and horror (thriller) short stories and novels
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Charity Tober for Readers' Favorite Abby's Road, the Long and Winding Road to Adoption: And how Facebook, Aquaman and Theodore Roosevelt Helped by Michael Curry is much more than just a book with a long and quirky title. The story follows the journey of the author Michael and his wife Esther as they undergo infertility treatments and ultimately adoption in their endearing quest to become parents. Curry is refreshingly honest, descriptive and raw when describing this roller coaster of a time in his family’s life. As you can tell by the book’s title, Curry also has a sense of humor, which he demonstrates throughout the story (so many fun geek and pop culture mentions in this book). The quest to bring Abby home is an endearing and enlightening read to say the least. Anyone going through infertility, difficulties conceiving or the adoption process will find a kindred spirit in author Michael Curry. And even those who have zero issues adding to their family will find this book informative regarding the real life struggles of other parents. The POV of a male will probably appeal to readers who are expectant or struggling fathers-to-be and I found the light-hearted tone throughout the book enjoyable. I applaud the author for revealing to readers not only the happy times but also the dark and heartbreaking moments that he and his wife endured. The author’s use of quoting his and his wife’s Facebook posts throughout the story was an accurate reflection of the current digital age and added a realistic tone to the book. Highly recommended!
Loved the book! Heartfelt and humorous!