My Boy, Their Son Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
It was Mariah’s worst choice - and the best decision.
As open adoptions go, it’s a dream scenario. But that doesn’t make saying goodbye any easier. From the hit true storytelling podcast RISK! comes a beautiful and heart-aching memoir of a mother’s love.
Mariah MacCarthy was a financially strapped playwright in Queens with two roommates. Nothing about that situation said Let’s add a baby to this. Nine months later, having Leo adopted by two gay dads was the most loving solution possible. All Mariah fears now is becoming a stranger. But as four lives are irrevocably changed, Mariah discovers that embracing the moment of farewell is just the beginning of a family story, by turns joyous and devastating.
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|Listening Length||38 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||May 07, 2019|
|Publisher||Amazon Original Stories|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #315,254 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#165 in Adoption & Fostering
#2,176 in Adoption (Books)
#4,733 in Humor Essays (Books)
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Some people might be offended by the variety of "controversial" topics this short story contains: queerness, Judaism, interracial relationships, Planned Parenthood, same-sex parents--and I hope those people won't find this little gem and leave bad reviews. The story opens with a compelling scene that draws you right in, and was frankly much better than I expected. I think this story packed such an emotional punch for me because I have a small son who is the absolute center of my world, and at every turn I kept imagining myself in the author's position, and my son in the position of the child the author placed for adoption.
This story is eye opening about the perspective of the birth mother. I tended to think of open adoption as the ultimate happy ending of a story--the child has 2 adoptive parents, the birth mother gets to stay involved from a respectful distance, the child benefits, instant Disney ending. But the author was raw and honest about the ways that the grief of watching someone else raise your child is never-ending, it just evolves. I'm glad I read this.
The use of the plural pronoun to describe an individual is awkward and basically stupid in my mind. But the author felt she, er excuse me, they, are "queer". Even stranger considering this person gave birth and identifies as a mother. Haha.