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A Message to My Birth Mom - A Transformative Adoption Story by Lisa Gerard Braun

This is a True Story

Release Date: 08/10/2021

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How to become okay, when things feel not okay. This story focuses on Lisa Gerard Braun’s adoption story and the challenges, feelings surrounding this experience, meeting her birth mom, and eventually a transformation from uneasiness to acceptance and peace. 

Lisa Gerard Braun is a writer that dreams to inspire the world to spread peace, joy, and love. Today, Lisa presents A Message to My Birth Mom.

More about Lisa Gerard Braun...Lisa is a freelance writer, blogger, mental health advocate, mother of three and she’s raising her beautiful grandson. She’s full of compassion and on a quest to make the world a better place. Lisa illustrates that the human condition is universal and our adversities are even opportunities. Lisa shares examples from her own life of thriving despite adversity.

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