Winner: Honorable Mention, 2014 Great Midwest Book Festival!
Abby's Road leads a couple through their days of infertility treatments and adoption. It is told with gentle (and sometimes not-so-gentle) humor from the perspective of a nerdy father and his loving and understanding wife.
Join Mike and Esther as they go through IUIs and IFVs, as they search for an adoption agency, are selected by a birth mother, prepare their house, prepare their family, prepare themselves and wait for their daughter to be born a thousand miles from home.
“Once upon a time, there was a mommy and a daddy who loved each other very much. And they wanted to have a baby of their very own, but they couldn't even though they tried and they tried.
“So they decided to adopt a baby. They talked to some very nice people who help mommies and daddies like them.
“And they met a very nice man and woman named Valerie and Jonathan who were having a baby but couldn't be the baby’s mommy and daddy. So they picked Mommy and Daddy to be their baby’s mommy and daddy.
“So when it came time for the baby to be born, the mommy and daddy took a long plane ride to Long Island, New York where they waited and waited, and they waited and waited, and they waited and waited until finally the baby was born.
“The next day they went to the hospital to see the baby, but they couldn't hold her. They could only look at her through the nursery window lying in her teeny tiny little baby bed. But the day after that they got to go back.
“They got to hold the baby. They got to dress the baby. They got to name the baby Abigail, put her in a car seat, put her in the car and take her back to the hotel where they were staying.
“And after a few more days they took a long train ride home where they lived happily ever after. The End.”
"Michael Curry has a great way of describing in detail the steps of their journey. He is very witty and entertaining with his delivery of their adoption journey. “Abby’s Road: The Long and Winding Road to Adoption” by Michael Curry is fun, informative and entertaining." Daryn Watson, Reader's Views, 02/15/15