October Baby . . utterly disgusted!!!!!

Friday, March 23, 2012

I am adopted and while I applaud the film makers for wanting to promote adoption instead of abortion, I have a HUGE problem with all the lying that goes on in this film. I won't go see it and I refuse to recommend it on my blog! For "Christian" parents to lie to their daughter about how she came into the world, and the implication of a birth certificate from another state is so incredibly far fetched especially when she is adopted! I mean REALLY!!!! My birth certificate has my name Andrea Newberry which matches my parents, and it is from the same state where I was born, California, where I was born, and adopted! The knowledge I gained was from the trailer and the reviews I've read.

ADOPTION is a BEAUTIFUL gift from the birth mother to the adopting parents and I am so incredibly blessed to have the parents that I have! They raised me and my younger brother, who is also adopted, in a loving and secure home. We knew we were adopted from the beginning I have no idea when we understood what adoption meant, it was never hidden, it was out in the open. My parents gave me my adoption papers when I was 20 and I located my birth mother when I was 26, I wouldn't do it again.

When you lie to your child about this, it ruins it, and for me having such a great relationship with my parents and knowing what a gift my birth mother gave them, this movie tarnishes that beauty, and I won't endorse or recommend it!

Preview: Missing

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Avon Inspire; Original edition (March 20, 2012)
Shelley Shepard Gray


Since 2000, Shelley Sabga has sold over thirty novels to numerous publishers, including HarperCollins, Harlequin, Abingdon Press, and Avon Inspire. She has been interviewed by NPR, and her books have been highlighted in numerous publications, including USA Today and The Wall Street Journal.

Under the name Shelley Shepard Gray, Shelley writes Amish romances for HarperCollins’ inspirational line, Avon Inspire. Her recent novel, The Protector, the final book in her “Families of Honor” series, hit the New York Times List, and her previous novel in the same series, The Survivor, appeared on the USA Today bestseller list. Shelley has won the prestigious Holt Medallion for her books, Forgiven and Grace, and her novels have been chosen as Alternate Selections for the Doubleday/Literary Guild Book Club. Her first novel with Avon Inspire, Hidden, was an Inspirational Reader’s Choice finalist.

Before writing romances, Shelley lived in Texas and Colorado, where she taught school and earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education. She now lives in southern Ohio and writes full time. Shelley is married, the mother of two children in college, and is an active member of her church. She serves on committees, volunteers in the church office, and currently leads a Bible study group, and she looks forward to the opportunity to continue to write novels that showcase her Christian ideals.

When she’s not writing, Shelley often attends conferences and reader retreats in order to give workshops and publicize her work. She’s attended RWA’s national conference six times, the ACFW conference and Romantic Times Magazine’s annual conference as well as traveled to New Jersey, Birmingham, and Tennessee to attend local conferences.

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In the first book in her new Secrets of Crittenden County series, Shelley Shepard Gray delivers another page-turning romance set in Amish country

Perry Borntrager had been missing from the quiet Amish community of Crittenden, Kentucky, for months when his body was discovered at the bottom of an abandoned well. Everyone had assumed Perry left Crittenden on his own, seduced by the wider world he discovered during his rumspringa, but now the truth has thrown this once-peaceful town into chaos. The first death from mysterious circumstances in Crittenden in more than two decades has invited the scrutiny of the outside world: a police detective arrives to help their local sheriff with the investigation. His questioning begins with Lydia Plank, Perry’s former girlfriend, and Perry’s best friend, the Englisher Walker Anderson.

Lydia and Walker know they didn’t have anything to do with Perry’s death, but they both hold secrets about his final days. Do they dare to open up about the kind of man Perry had become? In the oppressive shadow of these dark times, they discover strength in a most unlikely companionship that offers solace, understanding, and the promise of something more.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Missing, go HERE.
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