A woman prevents her grandchild from being aborted.  She and her son, who fathered the baby named Stephanie, were told they had no rights to the child. Social Services let them and the baby's mother write letters without identifiable information in them to Stephanie. Their letters would be put in the adoption file that Stephanie could have access to after she's of legal age. Hoping for a miracle, the grandmother puts clues to the birth family's identity in her letter.

 

Above: The trailer for the award-winning feature film Letters to Stephanie. It's an inspirational adoption story that demonstrates faith, hope, courage and the tenacity of family love.

This story is packed full of divine intervention and miracles in what looks like coincidences, but they're not. With God there are no coincidences. God answers prayers in His way and in His time.

To the Right: The poster for the award winning short film, The Ultimate Gift, that was tested at film festivals.  It immediately did so well, that it inspired the producers to film the whole story in the full feature film Letters to Stephanie.

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BACKGROUND:  This story begins during a time when pregnancy out of wedlock carried a social stigma. To avoid being shunned and publicly ridiculed, young pregnant women were sent away, many against their will, to live in secrecy in "rescue homes" for unwed mothers in exchange for giving up their babies for adoption.

In the 1980's, a woman's daughter dies. She prevents her son's child from being aborted. The pregnant young woman and her mother want the baby, but her father threatens to disown her if she keeps it. Neither the birth father nor his mother have any legal rights to his daughter that's placed for adoption. Social Services permits them and the birth mother to write letters without identifiable information for the baby's adoption file. The baby, who's named Stephanie, will be permitted to have a copy of her birth file after she's twenty-one. The grandmother puts clues to the birth family's identity in her letter. Social Services destroys most of her letter.

The rest of the story can only be described as divine intervention.  Even though their families live over a hundred miles apart, they're placed directly in each other's path over and over again.  It's an effective drama about the tenacity of family love.

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Where’s Stephanie? A Story of Love, Faith, and Courage

by Lenora Livingston is available worldwide in the following formats.

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