Bringing in Finn by Sara Connell
An Extraordinary Surrogacy Story

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Connell takes us along on a tumultuous quest evoking universal emotions and serendipitous insights. Her journey to motherhood is rife with danger and heartbreak, but also enlightenment and joy.
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In 2011, 61-year-old Kristine Casey delivered the greatest gift of all to her daughter, Sara Connell: Sara’s son, Finnean. Kristine—the gestational carrier of Sara and her husband Bill’s child—then became the oldest woman ever to give birth in Chicago.

While Finnean’s birth made local headlines, Sara’s memoir will inspire the nation with this modern family’s remarkable—and untold—story: of the parents who wanted nothing more than to have a baby, and the mother who would do anything for her daughter.

After unsuccessfully trying to conceive naturally, years of fertility treatments, and three lost pregnancies, Sara and Bill began giving up hope of bringing a baby to term. When Kristine offered to be their surrogate, they were shocked—but after serious consideration and dozens of medical exams, the three embarked upon the miraculous undertaking that culminated in Finnean’s birth.

Connell’s memoir recounts the heartbreak of losing pregnancies; the process of opening herself to the idea of her mother carrying her child; and the profound bond that blossomed between mother and daughter as a result.

Inspiring and ultimately triumphant, Bringing in Finn is a tale of despair, hope, and redemption—and the discovery that with unconditional love there are no limits to what can be achieved.
 

About Sara Connell

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Sara Connell is an author, speaker, and life coach with a private practice in Chicago. A frequent media contributor, Sara has appeared on Oprah, NPR, WGN, and FOX News Chicago, and will soon appear on Good Morning America, Nightline, and The View. Sara's writing has been featured in: ELLE, Good Housekeeping, Parenting, Psychobabble, Evolving Your Spirit, and Mindful Metropolis. Her first book, Bringing in Finn: An Extraordinary Surrogacy Story, was nominated for ELLE magazine's 2012 Book of the Year. Visit Sara at her website, saraconnell.com, and on Facebook.
 
Published September 4, 2012 by Seal Press. 336 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Suzanne Brazil on Jan 12 2015

Connell takes us along on a tumultuous quest evoking universal emotions and serendipitous insights. Her journey to motherhood is rife with danger and heartbreak, but also enlightenment and joy.

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