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Theresa's book has just been released.

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    Book Launch . . .

    December 10, 2012

    Recent Interview . . .

    December 31, 2012
    Click here to view an interview with Theresa by the Rockyview Weekly.

    Mother's Day Article . . .

    May 11, 2013
    To read Theresa's recent article in the Calgary Herald, click here.

    The Secret Grief of Birth Mothers

    How one woman's own 30-year journey brings to light the forgotten women with children in closed adoption.

    Back Cover of the Book . . .

    Even in the early 1980s, unwed mothers had few options. Those pressured to place in closed adoptions often concealed their pregnancies and were separated from their babies shortly after birth. Their connections to their children supposedly severed, these birth mothers were expected to forget their “mistakes” and move on. Instead, silent and alone, they carried a tremendous burden of unresolved grief and longing for their children.

    Theresa, the author of this book, discovered she was pregnant at 18. Leaving her family and small town, she lived among strangers in a maternity home. Arriving at the hospital in a taxi cab, she gave birth, relinquished her unnamed son, and departed alone, hoping to begin a new life. Instead, she found herself derailed by emotions she could not face, and by losses that continued to accumulate.

    Everything changed one night. While attending a support group, Theresa was emotionally blindsided by a sudden recognition of the extent of her loss. This moment marked the beginning of her remarkable healing journey. She has since found her life’s purpose: to help other birth mothers—the “Silent Moms©”—heal from their grief and from the shame inflicted by the system that stole their voices.