A Place I Didn’t Belong validates the sometimes devastating experiences of adoptive parenthood while offering hope, practical coping strategies, and spiritual renewal for the journey ahead. The trajectory of unmet expectations, our children’s compromised beginnings, and the wounds we carry into our adoptions conspire to take us to a place we didn’t belong. Insights on emotional healing help us reclaim hope for our adoption journey. This is not a how-to or a ten-easy-steps-to successful parenting program. It’s about real life, real women, and real struggles. It’s about relationships and community. It’s about reclaiming ourselves as women when adoption dreams shatter. It’s about a journey that begins in our mother’s heart, and delivers us to the place we do belong - into our Father’s arms.