Mill City Press Announces the Launch of Love, Hope and, Acceptance A Family’s Transition

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A Story About Acceptance In The Face Of Things Hard To Understand

C.J Carmen

Our story offers an opportunity to connect to shared and unshared experiences as we face infertility, adoption and gender identity.

Within the pages of Love, Hope, and Acceptance: A Family's Transition ($14.99, paperback, 9781545616826; $5.99, e-book, 9781545619513), readers will discover a family's journey as their son, Cole, transitioned from female to male.

After years of frustrating infertility and near-adoption disappointments, CJ and Pat Carman finally adopted a baby girl, Nicole. As Nicole starts growing up, her true gender identity would begin to emerge. Read along as this family copes and supports one another as Nicole transitions to Cole.

“Our story offers an opportunity to connect to shared and unshared experiences as we face infertility, adoption and gender identity,” CJ Carman says. “Readers will gain knowledge, increase understanding and nurture compassion for others who may be on a different path.”

Through the book, the author wants to appeal to parents to love their children no matter what.

CJ Carman received a master's degree in speech communication from California State University, East Bay and taught communication courses at the community college level for 10 years before becoming a stay-at-home mother. After her son, Cole, left for college, she became a volunteer at a wildlife organization. CJ Carman lives in California with her husband, Pat.

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