We published our first excerpts from our book in The Adoption Constellation magazine's Winter 2014 edition. The theme for the issue is "Secrets & Lies." Our piece, "Being the Secret," is attached in its entirety below, with permission from The Adoption Constellation, the publication of Adoption Mosaic.
Cathy is a columnist for The Lost Daughters, a website of blogs authored by adult women who were adopted as children. She contributed an essay in The Lost Daughters: Writing Adoption From a Place of Empowerment and Peace, edited by Amanda H.L. Transue-Woolston, Julie Stromberg, Karen Pickell, and Jennifer Anastasi. It features a collection of writings aimed to bring readers the perspectives of adopted women and highlight their strength, resiliency, and wisdom. Published in print and e-Reader format through CQT Media and Publishing and Land of Gazillion Adoptees in March of 2014, you can get print or e-book copies through Amazon.
Cathy Heslin is one of the adoptee authors in this collection of essays on the adoptee experience. Her essay, Finding My Friends, discusses the importance of sharing the adoption and reunion journey with other adoptees. In The Adoptee Survival Guide includes other essays that delve into the complexity of being adopted, embracing on search and reunion, fighting for equal access to identifying information, navigating complex family relationship and surviving it all with a sense of humor.