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Sheer Willpower: A Mutiny to Motherhood by [Velotta-Rankin, Lauri M.]
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She never imagined the pursuit to parenthood would involve the emotional assault of an adoption agency’s flexible morality or invasive surgical procedures that brutalize both their bodies—but it did.

Lauri M. Velotta-Rankin and her husband were sent overseas by an unscrupulous adoption agency to chase the ghosts of children they’d never bring home. After turning to in-vitro fertilization (IVF), a life-threatening diagnosis sent them reeling with fear and to the brink of emotional collapse.

Despite an onslaught of crushing blows, a gold thread of compassion was weaved into the fabric of their story. An infinite supply of benevolent refuge was found during an unanticipated two-week stay in the home of a Moroccan grandmother. Though there was no personal history, shared culture, or even common language, an immeasurable bond developed. And when the couple decided to explore domestic adoption, a pregnant teenager’s weekly emails restored an emotion that had been ravaged throughout their journey: hope.

Triumphing with revitalization, "Sheer Willpower" is an astonishing account of determination fortified by the resilience of maternal spirit.

About the Author

Lauri M. Velotta-Rankin retains no formal background in reproductive technologies or previous knowledge of adoption's esoteric intricacies. This absence of expertise embodies the essence of "Sheer Willpower." It is a tale akin to taming lions, sans whip and chair, while trying to avoid being eaten. Residing in northern Virginia, Lauri continues to engage a megaphone on behalf of a community often rendered mute. To learn more, visit

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 291 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1545404879
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07481KQJZ
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