Finding Sarah, Finding Me:
A Birthmother’s Story
Before I read this book, I was not aware that adoption touched one in three people. This blows me away. I know several people that have adopted children but I don’t know anyone that has given a child up for adoption. Or at least I didn’t think so, until I start talking about this book with a group of ladies at a recent meetup.
About the Book:
Sometimes it is only through giving up our hearts that we learn to trust the Lord.
Adoption. It’s something that touches one in three people today, a word that will conjure different emotions in those people touched by it. A word that might represent the greatest hope…the greatest question…the greatest sacrifice. But most of all, it’s a word that represents God’s immense love for his people.
Join birth mother Christine Lindsay as she shares the heartaches, hopes, and epiphanies of her journey to reunion with the daughter she gave up…and to understanding her true identity in Christ along the way.
Through her story and glimpses into the lives of other families in the adoption triad, readers will see the beauty of our broken families, broken hearts, and broken dreams when we entrust them to our loving God.
About Christine Lindsay:
Irish-born Christine Lindsay is author of multi-award-winning Christian fiction. Her ancestors and birthplace inspire much of her writing, but it was her experience in relinquishing her baby girl to adoption in 1979 and to her reunion with her birth-daughter in 1999 that colors the spiritual tone of Christine’s fictional novels. Her true-life story is found in her braided memoir Finding Sarah, Finding Me. Christine’s faith in Christ, that God can turn our broken hearts into our greatest joys—is the bedrock of her stories, true-life and fiction.
In the book, Finding Sarah, Finding Me I found myself unable to put it down. The heart wrenching story of a birth mother’s search for the baby girl she gave away just touched my heart.
The story discusses the background leading up to the decision to give the baby away through the searching and finding some twenty years later.
Throughout the book, the personal and spiritual struggles are played out in such a way that it is truly hard to read at some spots. I found myself having to stop reading because I couldn’t read through the tears and yet wanting to keep turning the pages to see what happened next.
While I am not sure most adoptive parents that are united with their child end up as this story does, and not wanting to share too much I will stop here. This story is one of loss, love, and redemption. I appreciate the inclusion of other stories in the book as I feel it gives a better foundation of knowledge for the reader.
I do feel I have a better understanding of the raw emotions of adoption from the one that is giving up their child. I just can’t imagine how hard a decision this would be to make under any circumstances. The bond of love between a parent and child is not something that I ever thought could be broken. Now I am not so sure.
This is a book that I would recommend. Like I said, I was not aware that I knew anyone that felt they had to give up a child until I started discussing the book at a ladies meeting. After sharing my thoughts about this book, one of the ladies shared that she had given up a child almost 40 years ago. When I think back to 40 years ago, I would have been a teenage girl in the 70’s. I would like to think my family would have been there to help me had I been in that position but I can think of some of my friends that I don’t think would have been able to count on their families.
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