In 2011, 61-year-old Kristine Casey delivered the greatest gift of all to her daughter, Sara Connell: Sara’s son, Finnean. Kristinethe gestational carrier of Sara and her husband Bill’s childthen became the oldest woman ever to give birth in Chicago.
While Finnean’s birth made local headlines, Sara’s memoir will inspire the nation with this modern family’s remarkableand untoldstory: of the parents who wanted nothing more than to have a baby, and the mother who would do anything for her daughter.
After unsuccessfully trying to conceive naturally, years of fertility treatments, and three lost pregnancies, Sara and Bill began giving up hope of bringing a baby to term. When Kristine offered to be their surrogate, they were shockedbut after serious consideration and dozens of medical exams, the three embarked upon the miraculous undertaking that culminated in Finnean’s birth.
Connell’s memoir recounts the heartbreak of losing pregnancies; the process of opening herself to the idea of her mother carrying her child; and the profound bond that blossomed between mother and daughter as a result.
Inspiring and ultimately triumphant, Bringing in Finn is a tale of despair, hope, and redemptionand the discovery that with unconditional love there are no limits to what can be achieved.