- Paperback: 257 pages
- Publisher: L & M Press (March 6, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0615715931
- ISBN-13: 978-0615715933
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 14 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,492,841 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Liz Raptis Picco is a writer and blogger at www.stretchmarks.me, featuring Stretch Marks, her memoir about infertility, adoption, and writing. Her blog showcases her guacamole with feta cheese background (Mexican mother, Greek father, raised in a border town) and offers an edgy, no-holds-barred perspective. She and her husband live in Northern California with their two sons. When she’s not writing, she works as a health education consultant.
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This family was willing to risk all in order to adopt two very young Mexican boys desperately in need of a loving home and family. Written with raw honesty, Liz describes her conflicting emotions, fears, and doubts while remaining committed to carrying out her mission to adopt Agustin and Ricardo.
Both Liz and her loving husband, Marty, experienced tremendous setbacks along the pathway to attempt adoption for a second time--setbacks that would have caused most people to give up. This memoir is an inspiring gift that will provide support, insight, and understanding to families that are struggling with infertility and adoption issues.
The Piccos leap from the frying pan into the fire on this journey in which they are dealt with a sometimes overwhelming hand of responsibility and bureaucracy.
Although tenacious in her mission to adopt the boys, Picco feels the same self doubt, which most new parents experience.
Stretch Marks should not be read to induce sleepiness because the pages seem to turn themselves fervently. It is an exquisite piece of literature that demands a sequel.
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