Frequently Asked Questions to the Author

Q) Sarah, what made you decide to write a book?
A) The book was most definitely inspired. Either divinely, maternally or emotionally, or all of the above. I was lying in bed wide awake thinking about how my life had changed and decided, “I’m gonna write a book.” I jumped out of bed and logged on the computer and typed for almost four hours. That was the beginning of an eight-month writing project that eventually became this book.

Q) How did you find time to write a book?
A) All of my writing was done late at night. Adelynn did not sleep well at all and screamed out hysterically in her sleep many times during the night. I am a light sleeper anyway so a screaming baby really kept me tense and unable to relax. Typing and releasing my feelings on the computer helped me unwind. I enjoyed documenting our story and hoped it would help or inspire someone else. It was good therapy for me.

Q) Are you going to write another book?
A) No, I don’t think so. Although I did write this book, I’m not a writer. I was able to write the book because it’s our story. I enjoyed sharing my thoughts, feelings and memories of our adoption journey. I don’t think I have anything else to write about. My creative frenzy is over. :-)

Q) How is Adelynn doing now?
A) Adelynn is doing fabulous! Thankfully her night terrors are now gone. She's a very active, social and thoughtful girl, now 9 years old and in fourth grade. She’s in a French Immersion Elementary School (yes, here in Tulsa) and enjoys kung fu, ice skating and traveling.



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