How I Met My Son

A Journey Through Adoption
Rosalind Powell
'Honest, funny and, crucially, helpful to anyone who has ever had difficulty conceiving or considered adoption, this is required reading.' Emma Thompson

When journalist Rosalind Powell and her husband wanted to start a family, they had no idea of the journey that lay ahead. Encountering fertility issues and gruelling IVF treatment to no avail, but still determined to be parents, they set off on the adoption route. After many false starts and dashed hopes they eventually, and luckily, found their son.

How I Met My Son is more than a memoir, it is an invaluable guide to the reality of adoption in the UK. Both joyful and heartbreaking, the path to becoming a parent is laid bare. The story explores the sadness of infertility, the rigours of IVF, the minefield of social services, the intensity of the assessment process, the difficulties of choosing a child (and being chosen) and the happiness and shock of finally bringing that child home.

A candid, compelling and inspirational book about what it means to be a parent of a child that isn't, biologically, your own.

'Whether you have no children, have been through IVF, fostered, adopted or borne biological children, this stunning warts-and-all account of the yearning to parent is a must-read. Powell's experiences, told with such particular and often heart-rending hilarity, speak to the universal questions we all ask of our parents, partners, friends and ultimately of ourselves.' Cate Blanchett

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More about Rosalind Powell

Rosalind Powell is a journalist with over two decades of experience and an extensive portfolio of work across national newspapers and magazines including The Observer, Independent, Guardian, Sunday Times and Mirror, as well as magazines such as Red, Grazia, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan and Hello!, where she is currently Contributing Editor. Rosalind has interviewed hundreds of celebrities and high-profile figures across the arts and entertainment world forHello!, and has written elsewhere on a broad range of subjects from the serious - adoption and domestic violence, IVF, AIDS and addiction - to the frivolous - striptease, tango and the Academy Awards. How I Met My Son is her first book.