I wanted to tell those of you who are interested a little about my latest book Forever Mom: What to Expect When You’re Adopting. It is coming out on October 28th, and I must confess to a crazy mix of excitement and tremulous nerves about this book. My greatest longing is that it will encourage and equip moms along this adoptive parenting journey.
This book is very vulnerable, a true window into my heart as an adoptive mom. There’s been so much joy– adoption is an incredible gift– but also much struggle, much lurking fear that I wasn’t doing this hard job well enough. But praise God, He’s been strengthening and growing me all the way. Even as I wrote about our journey, God was gifting me with more growth, more compassion for my precious ones, and a greater ability to more clearly see my own personal ‘stuck’ points. I’ve come to a much better place as a mom, better at releasing my desire to control outcomes and speed healing and growth, instead leaning on God’s providence in my kids’ lives as well as my own. But wow, it has been a long hard path. I hope that sharing my struggle will help other moms know they’re not alone, and that there is a way through difficult waters.
If adoption is a topic that interests you or you’d like to read more of our story, I hope you might consider pre-ordering Forever Mom? If you know me, you know I feel really funny about doing the pushy sales-person thing. But in the publishing world, all pre-release sales on amazon are counted as first-day sales of a book. It really helps a book gain more attention (and more orders in stores and from libraries) if those first-day sales are strong. I’d love for this book to be widely available to prepare moms before adoption and to come alongside mommas who may be struggling, letting them know they’re not alone.
And here’s some really fun news– everyone who buys Forever Mom before November 4th gets some neat freebies!
- Freebie#1– A little e-book I’ve written called ’50 Things Adoptive Parents Should Know’
- Freebie #2- 8 custom Forever Mom downloadable prints for framing (see samples below)
- Freebie#3- all 8 of those same custom prints as phone lock screens/screensavers!
To get those freebies, just send proof of purchase (ie- receipt, order confirmation, etc) to ForeverMomBook@gmail.com, and the free package will be emailed to you.
Here are some additional ways to support this book:
- Mention FOREVER MOM on facebook or your blog
- Pin this post on Pinterest, mentioning the freebie
- Request FOREVER MOM from your local library
- Give it as a gift to adoptive families that you know
Feel free also to share the video and graphics below, either on your blog, pinterest, or on facebook. Thanks so much for your support!!