Stretch Marks

Stretch Marks

by Liz Picco

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Stretch Marks by Liz Picco

My man and I had all but abandoned the dream of becoming parents after enduring miscarriages, ectopic pregnancies, and a devastating failed adoption. Then out of the blue, a call ignited a spark of hope and within weeks we’d been smittened by two abandoned toddlers in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, one of the most dangerous cities in North America. Within months, my American bravado, and Mexican heritage emboldened my decision to live in Juárez, but I was unprepared for the onslaught of isolation and fear for my sons’ safety while I plowed through a labyrinthine adoption process. Yet my greatest challenge came from within as I confronted the reality of raising two troubled boys and was rattled by the incessant question and doubt. Had I made the right choice?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016456089
Publisher: L/M Press
Publication date: 03/31/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 247
File size: 385 KB

About the Author

Liz Raptis Picco is a writer and blogger at, featuring Stretch Marks, her memoir about infertility, adoption, and writing. Her blog showcases her guacamole with feta cheese background (Mexican mother, Greek father, raised in a border town) and offers an edgy, no-holds-barred perspective. She and her husband live in Northern California with their two sons. When she’s not writing, she works as a health education consultant.

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