I am a wife for over forty years and a mother of five plus two shared step-sons. There are twelve beautiful grandchildren, who are great joys in my life. Most of our family live in the greater Sacramento area.
As I discovered my adoption roots at the age of thirty-eight and the reunions that occurred with my birth family twenty years later, my passion to write a book about this adventure grows. I am the daughter of two families. I embrace them both. I am the fruit of two trees.
Another flame ignited recently. My beloved daughter, Christianne Noel, died unexpectedly on November 30, 2010. For the past twelve years, I have shared her journey through mental illness and drug addiction. I want to write about her heroic life, in memory of her, as I work through my deep grief and loss. She too is a fruit of two trees.