“Six-year-old Martha’s world changes abruptly when her mother dies during childbirth. Her world changes again when she and her husband enter the unfamiliar landscape of interracial and intercultural adoption. They adopt an infant son from South Korea and a daughter from Guatemala. Martha Birkett Bordwell masterfully interweaves her family’s story of loss and love while exploring the many ways in which their lives have been impacted by “missing” mothers.”
Martha Bordwell writes about current events, family life, and travel. The recipient of a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, she is a retired psychologist whose academic writing has appeared in professional journals such as Teaching Exceptional Children and Ours Magazine. She has been a featured speaker at Children’s Home Society of Minnesota, speaking on the subject of Korean adoption. Her writing has also appeared in MinnPost and on the opinion pages of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Missing Mothers is her first book.