Giving the Baby Back (Paperback)
Finding Motherhood Through Infertility, Foster Care, and Adoption
Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781492865452, 250pp.
Publication Date: September 26, 2013
"By going into foster parenting hoping to adopt, I probably became a foster parent for the wrong reasons. But I continue to foster because I have come to understand how valuable the experience is for everyone involved." "Giving the Baby Back" documents one young woman's single-minded pursuit of motherhood, and the relationships and opportunities that developed along the way. A personal, sometimes anguishing reflection on decisions made, risks taken, and how it feels to raise another woman's child. From the dusty streets of Puerto Rico to the shiny fertility clinics of Boston, and ending at a non-descript courthouse in Hawaii, this story explores the many ways it is possible to become a parent, and the determination and patience sometimes required to succeed.
About the Author
Daffodil Campbell writes sitting at the kitchen counter surrounded by Lego creations, while a crowd of kids play board games behind her, and the laundry piles up in the bathroom. She has blogged for years at www.daffodilcampbell.com. "Giving the Baby Back" is her first book (unless you count the one she wrote in 3rd grade).