Searching for Mom: A Memoir

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Heart Voices
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.71 inches | 0.89 pounds

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About the Author
Sara Easterly is mom to two tenacious daughters and daughter of two amazing moms-both her adoptive mom and her birth mother. She enjoys supporting other mothers in their journeys and has a passion for helping others understand the often-misunderstood hearts of adopted children. Sara's children's book, Lights, Camera, Fashion!, illustrated by Jaime Temairik, garnered an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award and Parents' Choice Silver Honor, among other awards. Her essays and articles have been published by Dear Adoption, Feminine Collective, Her View From Home, Godspace, Neufeld Institute, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), and Seattle Neufeld Community. Previously Sara led one of the largest chapters of the SCBWI, and she was recognized as SCBWI Member of the Year. Find her online at

"I entered into Sara Easterly's story expecting a riveting narrative--which it is, to be sure. What I didn't expect was a story that would speak to me so personally. Searching for Mom is, on the surface, a memoir about adoption. Beyond that, though, it's also a book about our common quest for wholeness, meaning, connection, belonging, and truth. Sara explores these deeply universal themes with unflinching honesty, authenticity, and vulnerability, which means this book will speak straight to your heart and soul--whether you are an adoptee or not."
--Michelle DeRusha, Author of True You: Letting Go of Your False Self to Uncover the Person God Created

"A touching story of raw daughter-mother attachment with all its imperfections and heartaches, together with surprising twists and redemptive forgiveness. It rings true because it is truly delivered."
--Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D., Founder, Neufeld Institute, and best-selling author of Hold On to Your Kids

"Fiercely personal, Sara's memoir exposes the cracks in her formerly sugarcoated adoption story. Sara perseveres in seeking the truth, revealing the painful wounds of adoption loss. We follow her journey to healing with both her mothers, which unexpectedly culminates in a newfound understanding of God's mothering."
--Haley Radke, Creator and host of Adoptees On podcast

"Sara has written a disarmingly honest memoir about pursuing truth--truth about herself, her faith, her family, and even truth about her pursuit of truth. She beautifully conveys that a genuine pursuit of truth becomes the soil in which healing love grows. A worthwhile read from beginning to end."
--Richard Dahlstrom, Senior Pastor of Bethany Community Church and author of The Map is Not the Journey and The Colors of Hope--named a Best Book by Christianity Today

"A beautiful piece of work. Sara speaks the truth in this book and the truth sets people free!"
--Sundee Frazier, Award-winning author of Check All That Apply and the Cleo Edison Oliver series

"Sara Easterly has created a fearlessly beautiful story of a daughter's search for a kind of perfect love she actually--in the end and much to her own surprise--finds."
--Anne Heffron, Author of You Don't Look Adopted and founder of Write or Die