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Expectations: A True Adoption Story Paperback – October 15, 2017
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I’ve been following Tony for some time and when I got the email from him that he wrote a true adoption story I had to jump on it. I was adopted myself (it was not an open adoption), so I had to read this.
I didn’t even know if the gave a child up for adoption or adopted themselves, I bought this short story synopsis unread.
I’m kind of glad that I did because I didn’t know what I was getting into (other than a true adoption story). As I mentioned above, I was adopted myself, so the themes and overall feeling of this book really worked with how I feel and made me feel even luckier than I already feel.
Numerous times Tony writes about how it wouldn’t seem real unless it really happened to him and some of the things he writes about, I 100% understand why he says that. Some of the “coincidences” or “fate-related” stuff that happens is almost unbelievable. But it’s also hard to write stuff like that and lie about it. Bertauski is a master of the short non-fiction story with Expectations.
I’m glad I picked this book up, It was easily one of the easiest 99 cents I’ve ever spent and the afternoon that I read it I laughed, I cried, and I felt better after finishing it.
Every adoption story is different. Mine is different from Michael’s which is different from my son’s. I love to hear about these stories. And I love to hear about how the author’s and Heather’s lives have continued, changed, evolved.
If nothing else, I LOVE that they chose adoption over abortion. I am alive today, I am writing this review right now, because I was not aborted especially since my poor, single, mother could have easily chosen that option when she found out she was having twins. My sister and I are very happy with her honorable and loving choice.
Thank you for sharing your story. It was real. It brought tears and smiles as I read it. I enjoyed it from start to finished.
I think Mr. Bertauski's writing style enhanced the tale by his matter of fact way of expressing/revealing emotions and handling sensitive situations while keeping the narrative flowing By the way, I also very rarely post reviews.
My sister and her husband adopted both of their wonderful children through an open adoption agency. To me, it seems like the only way to go, and less traumatic for everyone involved.