Birth Mother

Six years ago Joanna gave up her baby for adoption Now it s Christmas 1975 and she longs to celebrate with her rural Kansas Mennonite family, but the relationships are tense as they struggle to understand why, after having a baby out of wedlock, do you keep taking up with new men like you re sampling chocolates what will your worldly lifestyle cause people to think abSix years ago Joanna gave up her baby for adoption Now it s Christmas 1975 and she longs to celebrate with her rural Kansas Mennonite family, but the relationships are tense as they struggle to understand why, after having a baby out of wedlock, do you keep taking up with new men like you re sampling chocolates what will your worldly lifestyle cause people to think about our family when are you going to have a personal relationship with Jesus Running from her shame and grief, Joanna launches a road trip to Mexico with her boyfriend and her dog The dog is run over by a truck, her boyfriend leaves to go back to school, the van breaks down, and she disappears into the social chaos of Guatemala City after a 7.3 earthquake, taking up a temporary role as La Maestra with a street gang, embracing a dark and all absorbing way of life.A journal of her journey to wholeness, BIRTH MOTHER includes drawings and Mennonite and Guatemalan recipes The book includes descriptions of the closed adoption process in Kansas in 1969, and Joanna s experiences at the Salvation Army Home for Unwed Mothers in Wichita, Kansas.
Birth Mother Six years ago Joanna gave up her baby for adoption Now it s Christmas and she longs to celebrate with her rural Kansas Mennonite family but the relationships are tense as they struggle to unders

  • Title: Birth Mother
  • Author: Joanna Wiebe
  • ISBN: 9781463729370
  • Page: 294
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Birth Mother”

    1. This book is a personal account of a young woman's trip of self discovery and coming to terms with her experience of putting a child up for adoption in a world that did nothing to ease the transition or respect the individuals involved.I liked the travel aspect of the novel, it was nice to have such a real visual to go along with the spiritual journey. The inclusions of recipes adds interest and lends a charm to the book. The story carried me through the whole gambit of emotions as I sat through [...]

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