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New Adoption Memoir is A Story of Hope that Won't Quit and Proof of the Healing Power of Love

Searching for Pinky offers hope to anyone facing a daunting challenge, whether infertility, a child's dire health diagnosis or any of life's other obstacles and is an ode to the power of never giving up.

Searching for Pinky is a reminder that there is magic in the power of love and that hope is like a game of Whack A Mole – you can pound it down in one place and up it pops in another.

    LOS ANGELES, CA, May 02, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Searching for Pinky – An Absurdly True Quest for Motherhood & Family is the story of two equally determined spirits on opposite sides of the planet – one woman in New York pining for motherhood, one critically ill orphan defying the odds to survive each day - finding each other and forming a family.

In Searching for Pinky – An Absurdly True Quest for Motherhood & Family ($19.99, Pinky Saga Publishing, April 2022), author Alexia Baum recounts with humor being pregnant with only hope for years, enduring failed IVF cycles, 10 ill-fated domestic adoptions, and a misguided trip to Siberia in the dead of winter before meeting a sickly baby in a rustic Russian orphanage. The baby's sheer grit had powered his unlikely survival, but could his feisty spirit overcome the challenges that awaited him, or were the experts correct that he might never live a "normal" life?

Baum's story includes:

- Infertility issues (Ectopic pregnancy and failed IVF cycles)
- Domestic and International Adoption
- The world of Early Intervention and trusting the instincts of "Dr. Mom"
- Divorce and single parenthood
- Advocating for a child alternately diagnosed as challenged and gifted
- Navigating the school system, including college applications

"I want to share my story with anyone who feels disheartened about their prospects of becoming a parent or who is facing daunting challenges in other parts of their life," Baum says. "It can feel insurmountable when you're facing huge obstacles – especially for something you assumed was a birthright like parenthood - but if you are willing to be flexible in the route you take, you can reach your destination - maybe not when or how you thought, but you can eventually get there."

Baum has been a native Los Angeleno since the age of 1, spent years after college on location as part of various film crews, and spent nearly a decade living in New York City during her marriage and quest for family. The majority of her 25 year career was in music and media, representing companies like Universal Pictures. A single mother for more than 15 years, she finally found the time to turn her story into this book, an excerpt of which appeared as the finale chapter in the collection Stories of Adoption.

Searching for Pinky – An Absurdly True Quest for Motherhood & Family ($19.99, Pinky Saga Publishing, 258 pages, 6 x 9 paperback, April 2022, ISBN 979-8-9855572-0-6) is available at Ingra Mspark (; Amazon (; Barnes & Noble ( ... 8985557206), at neighborhood and online booksellers.

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CONTACT: Alexia Baum, 310.430.5411, [email protected]

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