Why It Took Nearly 20 Years To Share My Birthmother Story

This guest post is by Gina Crotts, a birthmother and author.

When you feel called to do something and that something feels bigger than anything you could imagine, it takes what I call “Lion Courage” to fulfill the task.

For me, writing A Seemingly Unfillable Heart was very much this way. After suffering a severe concussion, I found peace in meditation.

After each meditation, I would journal, and often wrote: “I am a writer.” I have always wanted to share my adoption story in book form but lacked the courage to do so.

Nineteen years ago, birth mothers were not telling their stories. There was and is so much shame and resistance to speaking our side of the adoption story. Continue reading