Former Microsoft Executive Pens Heartwarming New Book "March into My Heart: a Memoir of Mothers, Daughters, and Adoption"

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True story details emotional journey of adopting her daughter and how she hopes her story inspires others to do the same

As an executive at Microsoft, Patty Lazarus was used to convening high-powered meetings and long-term deals. But when she and her husband, Jon, decided to adopt a daughter to be a sister to their two biological sons, an emotional journey began, and one which would change their lives forever.

"March into My Heart" tells the true story of Jon and Patty Lazarus finding out they were unable to conceive and Patty’s realization that she desperately wanted a daughter to complete their happy family life in Seattle. Said Patty, “I had lost my mother and I missed her so much. Those daily mother-daughter conversations were gone forever, and until she died, I had never thought what life would be like without them. Life seemed empty. Jon and I had always wanted to add to our family, but we could never have imagined we couldn’t do so biologically. I decided to write March into My Heart as a way of inspiring others who may want to adopt and letting them know it’s possible.”

The title of the book was inspired by major milestones in Patty’s life during the month of March: her engagement, her husband’s birthday, the first call from the birthmother, and ultimately the adoption of her daughter. This poignant and inspiring story of adoption and motherhood will tug at the heartstrings of anyone who has ever lost a beloved family member or gained a cherished new one.

As a first time author, Patty wrote this story through all the highs and lows she and her husband experienced while trying to add to their family and ultimately deciding to adopt. This captivating memoir tells the story of Patty’s journey to complete her family and heal her soul.

Patty and her husband Jon’s quest for a daughter lead them through the intermittent hopes and heartaches of infertility and miscarriages, taking them to specialists from Seattle to Virginia. After struggling to conceive, they turn to adoption and find themselves confronted by the complex landscape of the domestic adoption process. When a potential adoptive mother is found, things pick up speed overnight and Patty and Jon set off on a hastily planned and clandestine journey to a rural town in Missouri. There Patty finds unexpected common ground with Fayth, the birthmother, and two women from completely different worlds bond over the deepest and most primal of loves, that between a mother and her child.

"March into My Heart," is a must read for all those who look to understand the adoption process, for women who look to be inspired, and for anyone looking to read about joy, happiness and commitment.

Further information can be found at http://www.MarchIntoMyHeart.com, or on YouTube at http://youtu.be/AsCMoLC8Q74. For press interviews please email NH(at)NicollaHewitt(dot)com.

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