A world away in Canada, Tory Witcraft and her husband are trying to adopt from Ethiopia. When the adoption agency goes bankrupt, Tory’s dreams of becoming a mother are threatened. Against the advice of many, including officials threatening to revoke the adoption, she goes to Ethiopia, and her new daughter, Bethlehem. When they finally meet, mother and daughter struggle to connect, both tormented by their own fears and demons. Emotions and tempers run hot. Hearts and dreams collide, shattering the new family.
The adoption journey was difficult, but no one expected the hardest part of the journey would start after they met.
An emotional and heart-wrenching glimpse into adoption and the devastating impact of childhood trauma.
Keywords: childhood, women's fiction, family life, depression, grief, loss, PTSD, trauma, adoption, parenting, Ethiopia, Canada
About the author
P.R. (Piper) Newton is a mother, wife, Whovian, lover of animals and
stripey socks, oh and she likes to write stories. Throughout her life
she has been fascinated by the human mind. She has a Psychology degree,
and for many years worked as a communications manager. Once children
came stampeding into her life, she left her high pressure career in
order to maintain a healthy life balance. She still has a passion for
learning and the human mind. When she isn't busy raising her boys and
writing stories, she takes courses in childhood trauma and mental
health. She is very passionate about women's health, adoption, and
childhood mental health. Learn more at http://prnewton.com