One Perfect Day

A Mother and Son's Story of Adoption and Reunion
by Diane Burke & Steve Orlandi
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Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing

Publication Date: November 10, 2018

ISBN: 9781629141480

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“A roller coaster of emotions . . . One perfect read for anyone intrigued by the pain and joy of a parent-child reunion, no matter what the circumstances” (Roxanne St. Claire, New York Times–bestselling author of Barefoot Dreams).

When Diane Burke, a mother of two grown sons, received an unexpected certified letter in the mail, she had no idea her life was about to be shaken to its core. Memories of a past she had buried more than forty years ago suddenly resurfaced—and she wasn’t prepared to deal with them.

Steve Orlandi, a happily married father of two and stepfather of three, was living the typical middle-class American life. But since the age of eight, when he discovered he was adopted, he had questions about his self-identity and genetic history. Always on his mind was one simple, yet complicated and loaded question: Who am I?

In One Perfect Day, we experience both of their perspectives. Diane shares how she came to the heartbreaking conclusion to give her baby up for adoption and how this decision has affected her life. Steve recounts the lengths he traveled to discover his mother's identity and reach out to her, not knowing whether she'd want to meet with him after nearly four decades of separation. It all comes together on one perfect day.

“An amazing story of loss, faith, and forgiveness.” —Caroline A. Godin, author of Her Christmas Prince