BLOOD STRANGERS is a memoir about making family with the people we love. It’s about three generations of adoption and absent fathers and two women raising two sons in the San Francisco Bay Area. It’s also a coming of age (and coming out) story and a search for missing family. My biological father was adopted in the 30s in a traditional closed adoption; I was adopted by a stepfather in the 60s and lost contact with my biological father; and my partner adopted our kids in a second-parent adoption in the 90s. BLOOD STRANGERS is about my journeys to find my missing family members while making my family in a nontraditional way. Those searches are the mystery parts of the book; the scenes with the boys when they were young provide the humor; and the scenes of reunification are touching—they make some readers cry.
Causes Kathy Briccetti Supports
Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society
Women's Educational Media