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A lot of people have been touched by adoption either directly or indirectly.  Even more people haven't.  Growing up adopted has led me through a journey full of twists, turns, and amazing discoveries.  While not everyone will be able to directly relate to my experiences or be interested in my story, I believe there are a large number of people who will.  The more people I have shared my story with, and the more bizarre my story has become, the more I have heard, "You really need to write a book." I have heeded this advice and now I need your help to get that book published so I can share it with the masses.

I never considered myself to be a writer, but once I started working on the book I found that the story flowed very easily from my fingers onto my screen.  Writing has been a very therapeutic process and I have worked very hard to be very open and dig deep when telling about my experiences.  In addition to my personal perspectives and experiences as an adoptee, I also incorporate some broader information as it relates to adoption in this country.  I have seen a lot of requests for stories told from an adoptee's perspective since I began on my quest to write a book and I am happy to share mine. 

I decided not to go the traditional route of shopping publishers to "buy" my story because I wanted to maintain control of how it was told and ensure that it remains genuine to my experiences and message.  This decision led me to research self-publishing options and to ask for support through Kickstarter to fund the book and get the story out there.  The publishing company I am working with offers all-inclusive publishing packages to make this phase more economical while offering a professional finished product.  They are also a small locally based company that employs local artists and authors as their support staff - which was a huge selling point for me.  The publishing company is on board with my project so now all I need to do is raise the money - and put the finishing touches on the book. 

I am over 3/4 of the way done with writing the book in only a matter of a couple months.  I plan to put the finishing touches on the book, making sure my story is told in a candid and relatable manner, while my Kickstarter Campaign runs.  Here is where you come in... I need you to contribute to my Kicstarter Campaign Goal so I can move from writing straight to printing and have the completed book on the shelves, and possibly in your hands, in just a matter of months.

The money raised from this project, if successfully funded, will go to paying the costs of self-publishing including professional editing, printing, marketing, and distribution. 

I hope you will help to make this book possible and be a piece of the finished product by contributing to this Project!!

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