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The Resource God and Jetfire : confessions of a birth mother, Amy Seek

God and Jetfire : confessions of a birth mother, Amy Seek

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God and Jetfire : confessions of a birth mother
Title
God and Jetfire
Title remainder
confessions of a birth mother
Statement of responsibility
Amy Seek
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 "Dear Birth Mother" 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"--
Summary
"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 "Dear Birth Mother" 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"--
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Writing style
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10435289
Cataloging source
DLC
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1977-
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Seek, Amy
Dewey number
  • 306.874
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Adoption & Fostering
  • Open adoption
  • Motherhood
  • Families
  • Families
  • Motherhood
  • Open adoption
Target audience
adult
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confessions of a birth mother
Label
God and Jetfire : confessions of a birth mother, Amy Seek
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn896791548
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780374164454
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014044643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)896791548
Label
God and Jetfire : confessions of a birth mother, Amy Seek
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn896791548
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780374164454
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014044643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)896791548

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