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Bringing in Finn
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Bringing in Finn
An Extraordinary Surrogacy Story
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In 2011, 61-year-old Kristine Casey delivered the greatest gift of all to her daughter, Sara Connell: Sara's son, Finnean. Kristine—the gestational carrier of Sara and her husband Bill's child—then 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 remarkable—and untold—story: 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 shocked—but 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 redemption—and the discovery that with unconditional love there are no limits to what can be achieved.

In 2011, 61-year-old Kristine Casey delivered the greatest gift of all to her daughter, Sara Connell: Sara's son, Finnean. Kristine—the gestational carrier of Sara and her husband Bill's child—then 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 remarkable—and untold—story: 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 shocked—but 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 redemption—and the discovery that with unconditional love there are no limits to what can be achieved.

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  • Sara Connell is an author, speaker, and life coach with a private practice in Chicago. In her individual and public work, she specializes in women's sexual and reproductive healing and health. As a speaker-facilitator, Connell has worked with major Fortune 500 Companies and nonprofit organizations, including Avon, Estee-Lauder-Origins, GE, Johnson & Johnson, Jones Lang LaSalle, and Unilever. She has also been a frequent contributor to media including FOX News Chicago, NPR, WGN, and Oprah, and has been published in Psychobabble, Evolving Your Spirit, In Balance, and Mindful Metropolis Magazine. Bringing in Finn is Connell's first book.

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