5 stars for Anything for Amelia by Andrew C. Branham @anything4amelia #MM #Contemporary #Memoir


Title: Anything for Amelia
Author Name & Publisher: Andrew C. Branham (First Edition Design eBook Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: September 21, 2015 — 222 pages


A true story of the challenges endured by two gay men who had the desire to adopt a child.

When Andrew and DJ decided to adopt and bring a child into their lives, little did they know what they were about to endure; yet never did the thought cross their minds to give up. The horrific, pitilessly, and beyond comprehensible hoops one woman would make them jump through demonstrates beyond a shadow of a doubt that little Amelia was going to be much better off in the loving home that Drew and DJ could provide her. Just when you think, how can two people survive such a nightmare and the journey is just about over when little Amelia is born and will be safely in the arms of her loving dads, Sandi decides to pull one more shenanigan that could change their lives forever.

More than 10 million adults have been adopted or fostered in their childhood. Along with spiraling increases in adoptions comes a growing need to disclose the significant flaws in adoption laws that open the doors to fraud, manipulation, and abuse of the system. AMELIA is the first book to explore this dark side of the adoption process through the true story of one couple’s journey through hell. Called “the most difficult adoption in U.S. history” by adoption experts, the book appeals to nearly all families (traditional and non-traditional) interested in adoption, foster parenting, or surrogacy.

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This was a such a amazing but at the same time sad story of everything two men had to go through with one horrible woman to adopt their daughter.

Yes I would call what this woman did to them beyond horrible.. As a mother it makes me sick reading about another mother this evil who would treat her children this horribly and sees nothing wrong with what she was doing. The abuse, the lack of care she gave her children honestly made me cry. Why would a woman treat her children like this. That is not even going into what this woman did to Andrew and DJ.. All the manipulation the running them around and draining them dry just to further herself because from what I got from this book none of what she asked for was for her children only for her own selfish self. Sorry for the rant but woman like this make me honestly sick and after what she did to not just Andrew and Dj which was horrible but to her own children ugh.. I just have no polite words to say about this woman other then I truly hope someday she gets help and her children get a family who will care for them and love them like they deserve to be loved!

I want say how awesome these two men were to stick through everything they did and give Amelia a real chance at a family with two men who will love and care for her.

I thought this book was beautiful that these two men finally got to take their daughter home. But at the same time it was so sad to read about everything that Sandi did and to know as hard as it is to think about there are more woman or men out there who treat their children like the way she did her children but worse too. It really breaks my heart to think of all the children out there who are going through what Sandi’s children are. I thought the author did such a good job portraying these two men’s struggles and everything they went through to get to their light at the end of the tunnel. Their happily ever after with Amelia their daughter.



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Andrew Branham is a business executive who lives in Jackson, MI. He is married to his long-time partner and they have one daughter. Andrew is an avid writer and has contributed articles and Opeds for multiple major newspapers throughout the country. He also writes business articles for many different publications and websites.

In his spare time, Andrew enjoys the outdoors, travel, writing, reading, and spending time with his family. He is currently working on his first fiction novel that will be released in late 2015 or early 2016. Andrew is a gay rights and human rights advocate. He is also a huge supporter of adoption, gay adoption, open adoption and foster care. He financially supports an orphanage overseas in Thailand.


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