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Not Exactly As Planned

A Memoir of Adoption, Secrets and Abiding Love

by (author) Linda Rosenbaum

Demeter Press
Initial publish date
Nov 2014
Adoption & Fostering, People with Disabilities, Women's Studies
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    Nov 2014
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Not Exactly As Planned is a captivating, deeply moving account of adoption and the unexpected challenges of raising a child with fetal alcohol syndrome. Linda Rosenbaum’s life takes a major turn when her son, adopted at birth, is diagnosed with irreversible brain damage. With love, hope and all the medical knowledge she can accumulate, she sets out to change his prognosis and live with as much joy as she can while struggling to accept her new reality.

Not Exactly As Planned is more than a story of motherlove. It’s about bird- watching, bar mitzvahs, the collision of ’60’s ideals with the real world, family secrets and woodcarving.

About the author

Linda Rosenbaum lives on Toronto Island where she raised her family. She is a writer, has worked in TV and on documentary films, and advocates for children with special needs. Her story about her son, “Wolf Howling at Moon,” won the 2013 Canada Writes Readers Choice award for creative-non-fiction.

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