The author’s path to motherhood was anything but straightforward. From battling breast cancer at age 33 to getting remarried in her forties with a ticking biological clock, Debbie wondered if she should let go of her fertile dream to have a baby borne of her own body. But her faith was restored when she fell in love and she and her new partner embarked on a journey to make a child through assisted reproductive technology. As a psychotherapist specializing in identity issues, play therapy services, and trauma informed care with diverse humans of all ages and stages of life, Dr. Debbie combines professional insight with her own personal story in this As If Book (www.asifbooks.com). Debra Doubrava PhD LPC RPT-S lives, practices, and teaches gratefully and abundantly ever after in South Central PA. She and her husband proudly parent their oh so spirited furbabies and truly magical daughters.