The Mothers

The Mothers

Large Print - 2013
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Jesse and Ramon are a loving couple, but after years spent unsuccessfully trying to get pregnant, they turn to adoption, relieved to think that once they navigate the bureaucratic path to parenthood they will have a happy ending. But nothing has prepared them for the labyrinthine process -- for the many training sessions and approvals; for the constant advice from friends, strangers, and "experts"; for the birthmothers who contact them but don't ultimately choose them; or even, most shockingly, for the women who call claiming they've chosen Jesse and Ramon but who turn out never to have been pregnant in the first place.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Large Print, ©2013.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781611738513
1611738512
Characteristics: 351 pages ;,23 cm

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A patron review from the Adult Summer Reading Game: Jennifer Gilmore has crafted a book that captures the heartache of wanting a child and the obstacles one couple endures to become parents. Faced with infertility and years of medical interventions, Jesse and Ramon embark on their final option - open adoption. "The Mothers" paints a realistic view of the sorrows and dreams of one's desires, the searing hopes and emotional rollercoaster ride to become what seems like a simple thing - a mother. Having gone through my own rollercoaster to become a mother, this novel reminded me of my brief heartache but more importantly, reminded me that I was one of the lucky ones...and became a mother.

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