Hat tip to Susie at Finding Christopher for bringing my awareness to the book A Life Let Go: A Memoir and Five Birth Mother Stories of Closed Adoption by Patricia Florin.
Excerpt from Amazon:
“Closed adoption, heralded as the answer to the problem of unplanned pregnancy, shows its other side in A Life Let Go, A Memoir and Five Birth Mother Stories of Closed Adoption. These women tell how they experienced unplanned pregnancy in the restrictiveness of the last decades of the twentieth century. All gave up a child in closed adoptionâ€”the only optionâ€”understanding they would never see them again, a dark contract made under great duress.Â “
I ordered it from Barnes and Noble.Â Will let you know my thoughts soon.
Have you read it?