God and Jetfire

God and Jetfire

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A searching, eloquent memoir about the joys and hardships of open adoption God and Jetfire is a mother's account of her decision to surrender her son in an open adoption and of their relationship over the twelve years that follow. Facing an unplanned pregnancy at twenty-two, Amy Seek and her ex-boyfriend begin an exhaustive search for a family to raise their child. They sift through hundreds of qDear Birth Motherq letters, craft an extensive questionnaire, and interview numerous potential couples. Despite the immutability of the surrender, it does little to diminish Seek's newfound feelings of motherhood. Once an ambitious architecture student, she struggles to reconcile her sadness with the hope that she's done the best for her son, a struggle complicated by her continued, active presence in his life. For decades, closed adoptions were commonplace. Now, new laws are guaranteeing adoptees' access to birth records, and open adoption is on the rise. God and Jetfire is the rare memoir that explores the intricate dynamics and exceptional commitment of an open-adoption relationship from the perspective of a birth mother searching for her place within it. Written with literary poise and distinction, God and Jetfire is a story of a life divided between grief and gratitude, regret and joy. It is an elegy for a lost motherhood, a celebration of a family gained, and an apology to a beloved son.But by then he was handing me the remote control helicopter Ia#39;d given him that never got off the ground. Now it was broken, ... But I wanted him to get rid of the broken helicopter; I would get him the amazing toy helicopter Ia#39;d seen in Berlin that was so easy to fly. I told him as much, ... a€œYeah, it does video, too.a€ He showed meanbsp;...

Title:God and Jetfire
Author:Amy Seek
Publisher:Macmillan - 2015-07-14


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