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Saving Delaney is the heartwarming true story of a baby who is diagnosed with Down Syndrome and the unconventional family who fought for her right to life. Andrea Ott-Dahl, who with her partner Keston Ott-Dahl has with two other children, agreed to act as a pregnancy surrogate for a wealthy Silicon Valley family. When pre-natal testing revealed the baby would be born with ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 12th 2016 by Cleis Press
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Jennifer Margulis
Mar 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Disclosure: I was sent an advanced reading copy of this book by the publisher.

Girl meets girl. Girl, 44, is a self-described Queen Bee who drinks too much, likes to party, and considers herself a friend to the friendless (mostly socially awkward lesbians with too many piercings). Girl #1 was married and divorced and a single mom by the time she was 20, then had another child seven years later. She took care of her ailing mother for two decades, helping her overcome incapacitating health problem
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Heather
Sep 05, 2016 rated it liked it
"Saving Delaney is the heartwarming true story of a baby who is diagnosed with Down Syndrome and the unconventional family who fought for her right to life. Andrea Ott-Dahl, who with her partner Keston Ott-Dahl has with two other children, agreed to act as a pregnancy surrogate for a wealthy Silicon Valley family. When pre-natal testing revealed the baby would be born with Down Syndrome, Andrea was urged to abort the child. Instead, the Ott-Dahls chose to keep and raise the daughter they would c ...more
Catherine Gaston
Apr 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Funny, heartfelt, and life affirming.
Shelly
Apr 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is written so beautifully and exquisitely - I couldn't put it down! I felt so many emotions throughout the book but by the end, I realized how much my judgments had fallen by the wayside over the years. When I found out I was pregnant with my first child, my ex-husband informed me that he'd leave us if our child had any kind of disability or handicap and he reminded me of that stance when I was pregnant with our second son. As a mother, the only thing I wanted was to have a happy, heal ...more
Kristen
Aug 18, 2016 rated it liked it
I wanted to like this book so much more than I did.

I really enjoyed the beginning, the girl meets girl, the beginning of the surrogacy, the emotions, etc. But the book lost me when Peanut became Delaney. Not because I couldn't understand, I do. I, too, had a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome and felt similar emotions of uncertainty, fear, and wondering about acceptance from others.
The one thing that made me really cringe was even after they she became Delaney, the women were pro-Ds and learn
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Sarah Verkuil turner
Jul 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't put this book down. The story is fascinating; lots of emotions, desires, human frailties, anger, betrayal, immaturity, selfishness and selfless love. Overriding it all is a sense that Delaney was a human that mattered , and was loved by her family fiercely when everything and one was against her. She wasn't a project that could just be tossed out with the garbage when something wasn't absolutely perfect. Her life has meaning and I enjoy following this precious child growing on Faceboo ...more
Rachella Baker
Apr 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It was absolutely the best I've read In
a long time.the candy feet were so cute,an extra thank you for that.thank u so much for signing the book I show it to everyone everyone.the signatures were adorable.I am so glad I won this book.I received this book through goodreads free giveaways.
M.E. Tudor
Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is a must read for anyone considering surrogacy. These women when through a lot with the people they were trying to help and the doctors. Thankfully, for Delaney's sake, they refused to give up on their little girl.
Heather Paa condon
Couldn't put this book down!

Fantastic and pleasurable read! I finished this book in just 3 days. Great heartwarming story about a very lucky little girl.
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