Memoir 'Rock Needs River' has so much promise, but sadly it reads like a draft waiting for a really, really good edit, imho. I think it is more a cathartic experience for the author, but it doesn't seem to communicate in the same way to the reader - coming across as vague and loose with unconnected scenes. Further, the story centres heavily around the author, Vanessa McGrady and other characters are not developed, despite being crucial to the plot.
The blurb promotes the narrative as ... funny ... touching ... witty. That would imply that it features relatable, clever and insightful writing. Instead, the writing is quite messy and even egocentric. And as for the adoption theme, well ... it's not a focus.