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In Search of an Angel

by:
Mary J. Weidling (Author)

ISBN: 0-7414-3994-8 ©2007
Price: $10.95
Book Size: 5.5'' x 8.5'' , 99 pages
Category/Subject: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs

Abstract:
A frightened sixteen-year-old faces childbirth alone, only to have her baby placed for adoption/ Share in her emotional struggle as she seeks closure. Follow her journey as she searched and reunites with the child of long ago.

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Customer Reviews

  A heart rendering reading experience , 05/13/2007
Reviewer: Melissa Shelton
This book is a MUST READ for all members of the Adoption Triad. For Birthparents, Mary courageously shares her story so that others can identify and gather the strength to search and find their child. As Adoptive parents, we can place ourselves in our children's birthparents shoes and feel the loss, grief, love and strength that only a birthparent can experience. As Adoptees, Mary's book gives us hope that we ARE loved and NEVER forgotten by our First Mothers. Melissa Shelton, MSW Adoptee, Adoptive Mother, Adoption Social Worker

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  In Search of an Angel , 05/20/2007
Reviewer: Sharon Collins
Mary has helped us find my husband's family after being given up for adoption 60 years ago. Mary's book tells of how times were very different in the 1960's and that her story has helped many others find their loved ones. She is a very special person and a wonderful friend.

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  Forgiveness and Redemption , 05/22/2007
Reviewer: Marcia
There are two themes in Mary's book. One is owning our choices and actions, and forgiving ourselves as well as others. The second is the need for those in the Adoption Triad to have answers to lifelong questions. That theme is the basis for the title, a promise she made to her firstborn and to herself as she was forced to leave her shortly after birth. God's timing and Guidance led Mary to eventually keep her promise to her firstborn, just as He eventally led us to Mary. Having worked on changing State Laws here, she'd also learned to help others with the help she had been given. Mary gave us more than just the information we needed to end our searches. She also gave me wisdom and reassurance in my inevitable worries and fears. Because there is the second theme (of forgiveness), this book will be of interest even to those not involved in adoption. It is a lesson that many of us can relate to, and also need to learn.

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  Not Alone , 05/22/2007
Reviewer: Becky Heins
I encourage anyone whether adoption has been a part of their life or not to read this book. As a birthmother who also gave up a child to adoption it has helped me deal with feelings that I have carried for 25 years. Mary reveals her innermost pain and suffering she endured before, during, and after carrying her child whom she longed to keep. I relate to this and know that this book can help bring closure to others in the adoption triad. A mother's love is forever.

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  I walked close to her in this Book , 05/26/2007
Reviewer: Glenda Whittington
Trying to find someone who was adopted I read this Book "In Search Of An Angel" it is about a Birthmom who had to give up her daughter at birth and how she spent her life trying to find her. It is great for people that have thought about making that next step to find someone who is adopted but also how to learn to forgive someone who was a Birthmother. You can see inside how the pain affected her throughout her life and how Society thought regarding unwed Mom's in the 1960's. Mary Weidling is the Author who has Cancer and she is co-founder who started the site for WI ICARE ADOPTEE-BIRTHFAMILY REGISTRY http://www.icareregistry.com she has located family for me last year to find a Sibling to an adopted challenged girl named Lora and we are reuniting this summer. If you are looking for someone in WI but also are seeking advice at her site about adoption and Law Changes that affect adoptions and write her with questions. Mary has been my Angel to help. Sincerely, Glenda

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  I Need to add , 05/26/2007
Reviewer: Glenda
5 STARS FOR HER BOOK "In Search of An Angel" Thank you so much!!! Glenda Whittington

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  An Angel Searching , 05/26/2007
Reviewer: Joy Warren
Mary tells us, in her voice, of her search for her birthdaughter, Angel. She takes us with her as events in her life unfold. Her story is touching and poignant from her childhood through adulthood. I think of Mary as a Search Angel. She's helped so many of us locate our birthchildren. Thanks to her, I'm in contact with my birthdaughter. I thank God every day for her and her ICARE Registry. Without it, I believe I'd still be looking for my first child. This book will leave any reader feeling like they were with Mary every step of her lifelong journey.

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  An Angel with a Message , 05/29/2007
Reviewer: Karen
"In Search of an Angel" gives the reader a very realistic picture of the trials and tribulations facing a young scared teenage girl during the early 1960s when being unwed and pregnant were deeply ostracized; the birthmother facing a time of shame and low self esteem brought on by the thoughts surrounding that time period. I know Mary personally through the search triage as an adoptee. So many lives were touched by what Mary went through and how she is still reaching out to others so that they too may find that much needed "closure" in their lives.

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  " From the Heart!" , 05/25/2009
Reviewer: Sharon Halverson
I am Mary's sister and In Search Of An Angel is Mary's heart touching story of the good and bad times in her life and the heartaches that have made Mary the caring person she is. She will be the first to tell you that sometimes you can not personally control your life , but you can learn from your mistakes. In this book she does just that. Mary's search for her daughter and finding her was fulfillment of a promise Mary made to her child when she last saw her. Mary had a deep need to be able to tell her daughter that she was loved and adoption was not something Mary wanted but had no choice under the circumstances. It was a learning process for Mary that has gone on to affect the lives of many others. The founding of ICARE and the hundreds of SEARCHES for Birth Parents and Adoptees that have been successful has been Mary's passion. In Search Of An Angel is a must read for parents as well as teens or young mothers who are experiencing the anguish of giving up a child . It is also a must read for adopted parents who fear that if their child finds their birth parents, their relationship with their adopted child will be threatened, which is not the case most of the time.

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