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Adrian Collins writes about the real-life complexities of being both a birth mother and an adoptive mother. She is working on her first memoir about hope and healing through the journey of adoption.
by Adrian Collins
This memoir provides a modern-day voice about the long lasting ramifications of giving up a child for adoption, including how we view ourselves and others in the journey from grief to healing. My decision to relinquish a child for adoption affected the trajectory of my life as a wife and mother. The grief and longing that accompanied my choice never dissipated, but stayed with me long after I married the birth father, gave birth to three boys, and adopted a fourth son. Years later, I reunited with my beautiful birth daughter and another story was born...