Post #900

April 3, 2013

in Books, Open Adoption, Wordless Wednesday

Remember this 16 months ago?

Announcing The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption


Today? This.

Lori Holden holds a copy of The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption

If you haven’t already ordered your copy, go ahead now. Who will be the first to leave an Amazon review?

Many thanks to all of you who are sharing pix of your own copy via Facebook and Twitter — it’s such a thrill for me!

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{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

Keiko April 3, 2013 at 9:35 am

Mazel tov!! How friggin’ awesome – 900 posts? That’s some serious blogosphere street cred right there ;)


Kathy April 3, 2013 at 9:48 am

Yay!!! Wahoo!!! Yippee!!!

You. are. a. Published. Author.

Say it with me…

I. am. Published. Author.

I am so proud of and happy for you and everyone who will read and be touched by your book!!! :-)

I can’t wait to receive my copy, which Amazon claims should be here by the end of the week!!! xoxo


Kathy April 3, 2013 at 9:50 am

P.S. And congrats on 900 posts!!!

Also, I meant for you to say with me,

I. am. a. Published. Author.

Not the cave woman version I accidently typed the first time! ;)


Lori Lavender Luz April 3, 2013 at 9:52 am

You make me laugh. I keep saying it in both ways!

Cristy April 3, 2013 at 9:53 am

Congratulations Lori!!!!!


Tamo April 3, 2013 at 10:11 am

And on such a fitting day! Happy “birthday” to both you and Tessa.


April April 3, 2013 at 10:23 am

Awesome!! Lol, I posted me in that pose last night with my book. :)


Justine April 3, 2013 at 10:25 am



luna April 3, 2013 at 10:30 am

so exciting! what an accomplishment, on both fronts! 900 posts as a blogger and an amazing resource full of wisdom and insight as an author. go you!
so proud to know you!


Susan April 3, 2013 at 11:17 am

Congrats Lori! I know you have been working on this little “baby” for a long time. So happy for you to see it come to fruition.


Shana D April 3, 2013 at 11:53 am

Very awesome, congratulations!


Baby Smiling In Back Seat April 3, 2013 at 12:40 pm

I suspect that a lot of cake will get eaten in the Luz house tonight.



KC April 3, 2013 at 12:58 pm

Congrats!!!!! I definitely want this book! My daughter is 2.5 and we are still working out/towards how to have a more open adoption. Thanks for sharing!


a April 3, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Congratulations, Madame Author!


Melissa D April 3, 2013 at 1:43 pm

SQUUUUUUUUEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!! (dig the, “Madame Author” title, btw.. VERY fitting!!) :)


Monika April 3, 2013 at 1:54 pm

SO exciting! I got the notification that my copy is being shipped from Amazon today! :)


Jjiraffe April 3, 2013 at 2:27 pm

This is a HUGE moment! Not just for you, but for Open Adoption and the whole Adoption/Loss/Infertility community. I am so incredibly proud of you, and I am proud to know you.



Seriously?! April 3, 2013 at 2:28 pm


I can’t wait to get my hands on it!!!

Congratulations Lori!


Debbie Schwartz April 3, 2013 at 3:43 pm

me, me, me! (But it will be in my husband’s name because I ordered the book through his Amazon account….don’t worry, I signed the review at the end!)


mrs spock April 3, 2013 at 5:22 pm



Erin @ Will CarryOn April 3, 2013 at 8:08 pm

Congratulations Lori! So excited for you. Can’t wait to read it.


Mel April 4, 2013 at 10:55 am

I have it beside me right now and it is gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous — inside and out. Congratulations.


Addison Cooper April 4, 2013 at 11:48 am

You did it, Lori! And, beyond the accomplishment of getting published, you’re actively making a difference in the world. Well done!!!


Kristin April 4, 2013 at 4:01 pm

Congrats my friend. I am so damned proud of you!


Geochick April 4, 2013 at 9:44 pm

I got mine in the mail yesterday!


Lisa April 5, 2013 at 2:33 pm

Congrats Lori, my family is in the process of adopting a little girl we have had since she was born and her bio mother has been a part of the process even tho there has been ups and downs. Guess its an open adoption. Its been a journey for sure these last 2 years and something since meeting the mother of our little one. Faith will be 2 in Sept. and has been a light in our lives from the begiinning. I hope to be able to read your book :)


loribeth April 5, 2013 at 7:37 pm

Congratulations, Lori!! :)


Alicia April 6, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Lori – I am so glad I found this blog! We are 4 weeks into our open adoption and it is amazing to have your blog as a resource. Thank you!


Alicia April 6, 2013 at 12:07 pm

And just ordered a copy of your book – can’t wait to read it!


Kiks April 7, 2013 at 8:18 am

congratulations…that’s one of my dreams too :)


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