[Book Review] God and Jetfire

Amy Seek's memoir God and Jetfire: Confessions of a Birth Mother explores what it means to be a natural mother living in an open adoption.

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 2015

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Seek’s memoir provides a truly eye-opening look at open adoption from the expectant, and then birth, mother’s perspective—the judgment she felt when she sought advice about her unplanned pregnancy, the experience of looking through dozens of couples’ smiling vacation photos and trying to determine what type of parents they would be, visiting her son and learning about his likes and dislikes, his personality, through contact with his parents. Read an excerpt.


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