Adopting in America: The Diary of a Mom in Waiting

Perfect timing… a night of romance… and nine months… For most women, that’s all it takes to fulfill the dream of motherhood. But for millions of women throughout the world, that simple dream becomes a heartbreaking nightmare of infertility and loss. Lori Lyons was one such woman. As a 32-year-old newlywed, she was more than ready for motherhood and thrilled at the prospect. When it didn’t happen, no one could figure out why.

After six years, six doctors and more than a few science experiments, Lori and her husband Marty turned to the logical alternative. They soon learned that the path to adoption is fraught with peril as well. Daunted by the astronomical fees charged by private adoption agencies to find a healthy newborn, Lori and Marty set out to find another way.

Adopting in America Diary of a Mom in Waiting

Possibilities died and promises were broken; friends and family questioned every decision. But they found their miracle. A sports journalist by trade, Lori kept a virtual play-by-play of all she learned on the path from infertility to adoption. The result is a gut-wrenching, beautifully written journal and a usable guide to private adoption in America. This is the story of a journey. You’ll cry over the disappointments and cheer at the victories. Most of all, you’ll want to keep reading.

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When I started reading this book, I could not put it down. It is a very inspiring true story of the hardships and struggles of a woman who will do anything it takes to be a mother. It takes you on the journey of the pain and joy she endured all for the ultimate blessing from God.

It is a very inspiring story. It makes you realized God ultimately has a plan for you.. just maybe not the one you would expect!

I would defintiely recommend this book to all. It makes you realize how child is a gift that not everyone can receive in the same way. But all in all, it is still a wonderful gift.

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About the Author

Lori Lyons is a veteran reporter for The Times-Picayune newspaper in New Orleans. Over a 25-year career she has been both an award-winning sports writer and a general assignment reporter. An avid blogger, she shares her continuing adventures as the suburban wife of a high school baseball coach, the mother of a fast-growing tween, the stepmother to two young adults and a soon-to-be step-grandmother at

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