An Adoption Story in Three Voices

by Alaina O'Connell, Alex Porter & Sara O'Connell

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/18/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 246
ISBN : 9781504380478
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 246
ISBN : 9781504380492
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 246
ISBN : 9781504380485

About the Book

Open is a story of open adoption. It speaks to anyone who has adopted a child, has or wants to adopt a child, or who is contemplating giving a child up for adoption. Open brings an honest humanity to the people affected by open adoption, revealing the fragility and courage of the human spirit. Open will open your heart and mind to this ever-changing experience. More than anything, Open is a true story of two women whose voices will ring true, raw and triumphant, and whose love for one child will change their world forever. Ultimately, there is a third voice, the adopted child herself, speaking as an adult who reflects on her own journey and gives testimony to the power of open adoption.

About the Author

Alaina O’Connell teaches writing to elders who want to leave a written legacy to their families. She brings the totality of her professional life as an English and writing teacher, counselor and group facilitator to her work with elders. Alaina is the mother of four children, and it is her experience as a biological and adoptive mother that drives her desire to bring her own story of Open Adoption to the world. Alex Porter put her first daughter up for adoption in 1991. She has been an honest speaker at adoption forums that seek information about the experience of open adoption. She is a business owner in the northwest where she is raising her two daughters. Sara O’Connell is the adoptive daughter of Alaina and the biological daughter of Alex Porter. She shares her insights about the open adoption experience from a personal point of view. She is a registered nurse.