At sixteen Bridget is pregnant--and her boyfriend has dumped her for another girl. She's trying to envision a future for her baby. But as she sifts through the many paths and the many people who want to parent her child, she can't help but feel that there is no right decision. Fifteen years later: Ivy knows that she is now the same age Bridget was when she placed Ivy for adoption. She knows that Bridget was the one who named her. When Ivy goes in search of Bridget--of her own history--will the risks outweigh the benefits of knowing where she comes from and why her birth mother chose to walk away?
Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Adoption; Gay/Lesbian; adoptive family; adoptive parents; adopted child; two adoptive mothers; birth parents; lesbian; same-sex marriage; two mothers; lesbian mothers
teenage pregnancy; open adoption; birth mother; children of teenage mothers; dating; mothers and daughters; decision making; adoptees; religious parents; love; road trips; letters
Gilmore, Jennifer, "If Only" (2018). Diverse Families. 2151.