Author Kara Powell Shares the Joys and Challenges of “Expecting a Miracle”

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New book offers a rare glimpse into the struggles and triumphs of families affected by infertility

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Infertility affects about 7.3 million people in the United States, a figure that represents 12% of women of childbearing age, according to the “2002 National Survey of Family Growth”. In her new book, “Expecting a Miracle”, Kara Powell shares a rare and intimate glimpse into the reality of infertility and how it ultimately moved her and her family on a poignant journey of hope and faith.

Powell always wanted to have her own children and start a family. So when her doctor told her that it was difficult for her to conceive because of her endometriosis, she was devastated. Despite this obstacle, Powell was determined and for the next five years, she and her husband found themselves on a path that tested their patience, faith and their marriage. Powell shares this remarkable journey in her book along with the true stories of fifteen other families who struggled and triumphed over infertility in various ways.

“Expecting a Miracle” also includes enlightening facts about infertility and the treatment options available in the United States. This book is not only meant to be informative, it was written to inspire and give hope to the millions of women and their families who are going through a similar struggle. The beautiful images were taken by Kara Powell, through her photography studio, as a way to give back and inspire others to keep going. The author says,

“My hope is that even if your journey takes 6 months or 6 years, please don't give up hope. A family can be made in many different ways. And often it will look different than we thought, usually 100 times better! So be open to new ideas and new timing.”

Heartwarming and ultimately uplifting, “Expecting a Miracle” is a triumphant testimony that explores and celebrates motherhood, family, the miracle of life and the power of faith.

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About the Author
Kara Powell is a mother, wife, sister, professional photographer and friend. She has a Bachelor of Science and Master’s Degree in Education. Powell is passionate about her family and loves to travel and see new places and people. She owns and operates Kara Powell Photography, where she met most of the clients in the book, as well as many more families that are affected by infertility.

Expecting a Miracle * by Kara Powell
Publication Date: August 13, 2012
Picture Book; $24.99; 56 pages; 978-1-4771-4091-8
Picture Book Hardcover; $39.99; 56 pages; 978-1-4771-4092-5
Ebook; $3.99; 978-1-4771-4093-2

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