Celebrating National Adoption Day

National Adoption Day is a collective national effort to raise awareness of the more than 100,000 children in foster care waiting to find permanent, loving families.

In honor of this day, Novemebr 21st, we're sharing two true stories of adoption from our new collection Oh, Baby! True Stories About Conception, Adoption, Surrogacy, Pregnancy, Labor, and Love. The full essays will only be available online until the end of the month. 


The Baby Room
by Nancy McCabe

“Adoptive parents believe in the wonders worked by love and willpower and diet and medicine. We believe was can undo almost any damage.”

Becoming His Mother
by Mary Scherf

“The promised adoption papers remain elusive. I carry the constant fear that our tenuous relationship will be exposed. The presence of armed soldiers in front of the hotel feed my unease.”

Praise for Oh, Baby!

Thoughtful, often funny ... This collection’s wide range of topics should resonate with an equally wide range of parents.”
Publishers Weekly

"This thoughtful, vital examination of new parenthood is a sharp alternative guide from the literary trenches."
~ Foreword Reviews

A literary lifeline for new parents.”
- Ann Imig, editor of
Listen to Your Mother: What She Said Then, What We’re Saying Now


On sale until the end of the month for only $10!