Growing Up Alaska Signed Paperback
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The perfect gift for the Alaska lover in your circle of friends or family. Get the Growing Up Alaska paperback copy, signed by the Author just in time for Christmas.
Take a glimpse back to a unique time, place, and people in the interior of Alaska where “normal” was attending school at -60°F and so was carrying a flashlight to the bus stop both in the morning and afternoon.
Join Niki as she reminisces about her childhood in Tok (pronounced “Toke”). There was no internet or cell phones; TV and radio consisted of only one station, but none of that mattered. What did matter was the people, the experiences, and the memories they created together. Discover Bucky the Moose, Mukluk Land, colorful school memories, and the ups and downs of life in an isolated land. Laugh, and maybe cry a little, as you read about the community of Tok, and the people that made it special.
Here’s to remembering childhood….Here’s to Growing up Alaska.
Stretch-mark My Heart
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Coming Fall 2017 - Stay tuned!
Beginning with infertility and one couple’s struggle with building their family, Stretch-mark My Heart dives headlong into the fragmented world of the US foster care system. Following the adoption journey of Matt and Niki Tschirgi (pronounced Sure-Gee), this book lays the groundwork from start to finish regarding what it takes to have a child permanently placed in your home for adoption. Through fostering, private adoption, open adoption, and foster-to-adopt, Stretch-mark My Heart recounts the lonely and grievous road of infertility, the Tschirgis’ decision-making process to choose adoption, the hard work and perseverance to get licensed to be foster parents, and the finalization of six adoptions.
Discover how the Tschirgis became a blended family over the course of six years and doubled their family size while moving from Washington to Texas. Stretch-mark My Heart will immerse you in the complicated process of accepting and loving into your home children who were born out of trauma, abuse, and neglect. See how each child was uniquely meant to be a part of this family.
Stretch-mark My Heart explores many facets of adoption, including sibling-group, multiracial, infant, and older-child adoption. Although heartbreak, trials, and the unknown are present throughout this book, triumph, miracles, unconditional love, and belonging overshadow the pain and loss of infertility, as well as the brokenness inherent in being a child in foster care. Stretch-mark My Heart will help you understand the intricate and detailed plan that God had for a family to be built together by the power of choice…the choice of adoption.