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Adopting in America: The Diary of a Mom in Waiting

Adopting in America: The Diary of a Mom in Waiting

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List Price: $14.95
6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on White paper
172 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1467926461 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1467926469
BISAC: Family & Relationships / Adoption
Perfect timing... a night of romance… and nine months…
For most women, that’s all it takes to fulfill the dream of motherhood.

But for millions of women throughout the world, that simple dream becomes a heartbreaking nightmare of infertility and loss.

Lori Lyons was one such woman. As a 32-year-old newlywed, she was more than ready for motherhood and thrilled at the prospect. When it didn’t happen, no one could figure out why.

After six years, six doctors and more than a few science experiments, Lori and her husband Marty turned to the logical alternative. They soon learned that the path to adoption is fraught with peril as well.

Daunted by the astronomical fees charged by private adoption agencies to find a healthy newborn, Lori and Marty set out to find another way. Possibilities died and promises were broken; friends and family questioned every decision. But they found their miracle.

A sports journalist by trade, Lori kept a virtual play-by-play of all she learned on the path from infertility to adoption. The result is a gut-wrenching, beautifully written journal and a usable guide to private adoption in America. This is the story of a journey. You’ll cry over the disappointments and cheer at the victories. Most of all, you’ll want to keep reading.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940013460898
Publisher: Lori Lyons
Publication date: 11/16/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 170
File size: 987 KB

About the Author

Lori Lyons is a veteran reporter for The Times-Picayune newspaper in New Orleans. Over a 25-year career, she has been both an award-winning sports writer and a general assignment reporter. And avid blogger, she shares her continuing adventures as the suburban wife of a high school baseball coach, the mother of a fast-growing tween, the step mother of two young adults and, most recently, a step grandmother at

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