For a birthmom, adoption is such a unique loss. When she chooses adoption for her child, she sometimes finds herself unable to deal with the overwhelming sense of loss and sadness. To whom can she turn for encouragement? Traditional counseling doesn't always help. Her child isn't dead, so a memorial service can't provide the closure she so desperately needs. This is the world of the birthmother. She is misunderstood, grieving in spite of her good decision. Millions of these women are alone and hurting. They are angry at God, at themselves, and at their families. Heart of a Birthmom uses the Bible and inspiring, applicable devotions to: - offer encouragement in the face of doubt and grief, - offer love in spite of how birthmoms view themselves, . reflect the light of a holy God, and - challenge readers to explore a closer relationship with Jesus Christ. Whether a birthmother chose adoption last month or ten years ago, Heart of a Birthmom is a book whose time has come.
ISBN: 9781606150924 ISBN-13: 9781606150924 Availability: In Stock
This devotional guide encourages women who have relinquished a child to adoption. The author, birthmom and family therapist Terri Gake, leads readers from placement to restoration while gently sharing her own story. It's a great gift or ministry resource. Get a sneak peek at www.TerriGake.com.
Birthmother and family therapist Terri Gake has been speaking and writing for years on the topics of adoption and unplanned pregnancy. Formerly on staff at two different pregnancy resource centers, she has written articles for their newsletters as well as At the Center magazine and AAMFTs Family Therapy Magazine.