Expectations: A True Adoption Story by Tony Bertauski

 An Unbelievable Story

4.5 out of 5 stars

I’ve been following Tony for some time and when I got the email from him that he wrote a true adoption story I had to jump on it.  I was adopted myself (it was not an open adoption), so I had to read this.

I didn’t even know if the gave a child up for adoption or adopted themselves, I bought this short story synopsis unread.

I’m kind of glad that I did because I didn’t know what I was getting into (other than a true adoption story).  As I mentioned above, I was adopted myself, so the themes and overall feeling of this book really worked with how I feel and made me feel even luckier than I already feel.

Numerous times Tony writes about how it wouldn’t seem real unless it really happened to him and some of the things he writes about, I 100% understand why he says that.  Some of the “coincidences” or “fate-related” stuff that happens is almost unbelievable. But it’s also hard to write stuff like that and lie about it.  Bertauski is a master of the short non-fiction story with Expectations.

I’m glad I picked this book up,  It was easily one of the easiest 99 cents I’ve ever spent and the afternoon that I read it I laughed, I cried, and I felt better after finishing it.

Book Description:

Expectations: A True Adoption Story by Tony Bertauski four-half-stars
Expectations: A True Adoption Story by Tony Bertauski
on October 14, 2017
Genres: Non-Fiction, Short Story
Pages: 46
Format: Kindle

I write fiction. I make up stories. This is not one of them.

This is all true. Some minor details have been altered and names changed, but the story itself is true.



I’ve loved reading since I was little when my dad would read me Dr. Suess books. Fast-forward a little and I noticed that he was always reading on his lunch breaks at work, and I wondered why.Then, I found a book that took me to another place and time, to another feeling,another sense of “being”.It was the first book that I ever fell in love with, and I’ve been chasing that feeling ever since.

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