My week ended on a high note. My publisher alerted me today that “Frozen, But Not Forgotten” has been printed and is on its way to me—and then to all of you who’ve ordered a copy.
Embryo adoption changed my life for the better. I hope this book can support the men and women across our country—placing families, adoptive families, adoption agencies, medical practitioners—who already recognize the worth and importance of this special form of adoption. More than that, I hope it can inspire many new families to seriously consider embryo adoption.
For those of you who’ve pre-ordered, thank you. You should expect your copy to arrive in the mail in the next few weeks. Fun fact: In book world, this is called a limited release, and it means you get your copy before anyone else. To those who’ve ordered via Amazon or another bookseller, you’ll have to wait until April 1. (Or you can pick up the e-book right now while you wait.)
To be fully transparent, this book isn’t for everyone. Over the past several months, there’s no doubt that something I’ve written on this blog or in the pages of my new book that will offend someone.
If Christian themes offend you, this book isn’t for you.
If pro-life ideals offend you, this book isn’t for you.
If tough subjects that often linger in a gray space—neither black nor white—offend you or make you uncomfortable, this book isn’t for you.
But there are many people for whom the message contained in “Frozen, But Not Forgotten” will resonate.
If you are a couple facing infertility and deeply interested in growing your family, this book is for you.
If you are a couple with no infertility challenges yet a sincere interest in giving human embryos—I call them babies because they are—they best chance at life, this book is for you.
If you believe God has a purpose for each and every person, no matter how small, this book is for you.
If you are curious about the intersection of the latest medical technology and the ethics of helping families grow, this book is for you.
If you care about the family, parenting, children, adoption, community or nurturing future generations, this book is for you.
My book won’t change the hearts and minds of those who are squarely on one side of the fence or the other. But for those who are ready to take the next step in their adoption journey, or curious about what they can do to care for families even from the sidelines, “Frozen, But Not Forgotten” can be a useful tool. That’s my hope.
It isn’t for everyone. But it might be just right for you.