“Adoption is two sides of a single coin. One side is a gift. The other side is sacrifice.”
At twenty-one, Mary Hodder Ross was a promising young student, the first in her family to attend university, and unexpectedly pregnant. In this poignant memoir of love and sacrifice, Ross opens up about the impossible choice to give up her child in secret and the impacts of this difficult decision on the decades that followed.
Exploring the complexities of motherhood and the weight of secrecy and silence on our families, Ross shares her journey to overcome lingering shame and speak her truth after a lifetime of silence. Heartbreaking, inspiring and ultimately uplifting, An Unnatural Choice is a powerful story of self-acceptance.
Richly written and deeply empathetic, Ross’ experiences will resonate with anyone who has struggled to come to terms with life’s most challenging decisions and find the empathy required to live with honesty and compassion.