The Sixteenth Year
AN OPEN ADOPTION MEMOIR
by Leah Outten
RELEASES DECEMBER 12TH
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
It was the year that changed everything.
When a pregnancy test turns up positive, Leah has some tough decisions to make. At just sixteen, what will she do?
Wrestling with her options for months, she then discovers open adoption: welcoming her daughter into the world while maintaining a connection with her daughter and the adoptive family after the placement. As her heart softens to the sacrifice she knows she needs to make in hopes of bettering her baby’s life, her life begins to shift, too. She finally feels at peace with her decision, but can she trust strangers to uphold their promises?
Leah pulls you into her story as she shares her heart. Vulnerable and tender, The Sixteenth Year offers a raw look into her story, not only through pregnancy and adoption but as a testimony of how God has used broken pieces of her life to heal and grow. From pre-pregnancy to life today and her bond with her teenage daughter, you’ll be inspired by her steps of faith, the grace discovered within her journey, and the transformational approach to adoption.
Author: Leah Outten
Paperback: 5″ x 8″
Page Count: 190
Genre: Christian, Christian Life, Inspirational, Personal Growth, Poetry
Publisher: Kingdom Winds Publishing
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Leah Outten is a birth mother in a fully open adoption and a mother of five that she parents with her husband. She has been writing, speaking, and serving the adoption community since 2004. Her passion for helping others blossoms from the light found within the dark trenches of her life and the support surrounding her. Sharing vulnerably about the beauty and aches of a birth mother, she aims to inspire hope and show how open adoption can be done well. Leah’s writing and story have been featured on national platforms, including Focus On The Family, Epoch Times, LiveAction, and HuffPost.