Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Review: Two Mothers and Their 60-Year Secret by:Nita B. Rogers
About the Book:
Childless couples in the twenty-first century have a number of options when they choose to adopt, but in 1936, options were fewer. There were few counselors who could help advise those wanting to adopt. So Tommie and Minnie Brock set out to find a baby on their own and told only one person, their family doctor. The doctor connected them with a well-educated, bright, young woman, pregnant and willing to consider adoption. Then my adoptive mother and birth mother pledged in an oral pact to keep my adoption secret. For many years, no one spoke to me about my birth and adoption, and all I could find out was through some grapevine gossip.
This book recounts the sequence of events in my life that led me to full disclosure of that agreement between my two mothers. My life with all its unanswered questions has been blessed beyond measure, showing that God is in control of our lives. I still know nothing about my birth father, but I am certain I have a heavenly Father, Who has made me His child by faith in His Son, Jesus Christ, and has adopted me into His family with full rights of son-ship.
About the Author:
Nita Brock Rogers was adopted at birth and grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana. She earned her B.A. in Biblical Studies from Luther Rice Bible College & Seminary. Nita was secretary for the 1973 Billy Graham St. Louis Crusade, Administrative Assistant to the Director of Evangelism for Florida Baptists, as well as being widely known as a speaker for women’s conferences and retreats. She led a women’s seminar on prayer and spiritual awakening for the Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.
I feel for this author who is also the person that the book is written about, she had to endure alot of senseless drama. The drama was concerning her and where she came from. I was so shocked and apalled at the behavior of the women involved in this secret. I gasped alot while reading this book, but above all I felt so bad for the author. Its just a really sad story that took 60 years to come full circle.
Nita was brought up like all children that she grew to know during her life, or so she thought. She never realized in her hometown there was a secret, a 60 year old secret that would shake her foundation to its core. Something so traumatic that noone would even speak about it. More frustrating than anything were the dead ends in the process that she would be faced with again and again. She met each blow with grace only a Father could give until finally she met it full circle.
I think among all the bad luck she had during this whole process, what stood out to me the most was her strength, resolve, and unadulterated grace. She had so much grace during all the wrong turns that I am not sure if I had been in the same situation could of done as she did. She is truly an inspiration and strong encourager for anyone going through the adoption process whether you are the child, biological parent, or adoptive parent.
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**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Life Sentence Publishing.