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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.
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.
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