Where's Stephanie? by Lenora Livingston
At a callback yesterday, after a series of auditions over the past few months, our production company zeroed in on who will play some of the main characters in Where's Stephanie. I had no idea how long and difficult the process would be, but with an abundance of awesome talent it was well worth the time and effort. Wow! what an experience. I can hardly wait for the trailer and the Where's Stephanie website to be published. No, sorry, I can't tell you who has been cast until the production company releases their names.
L-R are cast and crew members: Melissa Finch, Timmy Green, Keyla Childs, Debbie Childs, Michel Cuvillier, Suzanne Green, Louise Teems, Director David Frederick, and Jo-Ann Wilhelm.
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Sadie could not have been adopted into a better family. She was given much love, guidance, and the best opportunities in life with Claire and Mike and their large extended family.
Anna maintains a mini-photo album with Stephanie's first photos, the newspaper ads wishing her a Happy Birthday, and other items, including Stephanie's birth mother's wedding announcement, hoping that one day she would be able to share these with her granddaughter.
Anna placed ads in newspapers wishing Stephanie a Happy Birthday.
Many miles away, Claire and Mike, who had tried for ten years to have a child, adopted a baby girl they named Sadie.
Where's Stephanie? is like sitting with the author having a cup of tea and her telling her story to me. I laughed and I cried. It's wonderful!
Martha Warren, Sycamore, GA
Betcha there's a screenplay or at least a TV special in this one.
Mark Weston, Playwright, Screen Actors Guild Conservatory, NY
Where's Stephanie? grabs you on the first page and doesn't let go until the last. It is a truly touching novel with mass and diverse appeal.
|What a beautiful story of never ending love and hope. Truly an inspiration for anyone who has been searching for a loved one. I would recommend this precious book to everyone. Retired Exec.|
|Lenora's book shares timeless truth and is a really unique story about love, faith, and courage. Paul Mikos, Lifeway Christian Resources|
A heartwarming story about life's struggles and the power of love... I enjoyed it completely.
Jody Hansen, Santa Cruz, California
|Where's Stephanie is a great story about love and courageous strength both families demonstrate with the adoption process. I really enjoyed reading this book. Kerry B.|
|Where's Stephanie, a quick and fascinating read, proof that all prayers are answered as long as we have faith and hope. Don't miss out on reading this unique story. Joan Palacia, New Jersey|
A wonderful story about profound love for a child and dogged persistence to find her.
Martha P., SC
|Fantastic true story that you will love. It is a tear-jerker, but only in a positive way, and will reinforce one's belief that prayers really can be answered. Patricia M., Miami, FL|
WOW!!! Where's Stephanie will pull at your heart strings from beginning to end. An incredible story that needed to be told. Runanshe
|A must read! Fantastic book! It is such a heartwarming story with so much love and determination. I highly recommend this book. Cadra H.|
|I loved this faith based story. I can't wait to see what Lenora Livingston writes next. Randy|
|Such an inspirational story! Hard to put down once you start reading it. The content makes you want to know what happens next! I highly recommend this book. Kristy H.|
This story shows how our actions change lives, the world is truly a small community, and faith in God, family and ourselves shape our lives. Love2Read.
This story is wonderful—a must read. It was fast paced and I could find myself actively engaged. My mouth dropped open. Literally fell open when I saw the chance encounters. Jaw dropped! Great! Anne Hendricks
Anna places clues in Stephanie's file at Social Services, hoping that one day, by some miracle, Stephanie will follow the clues and find her.
Anna got to hold Stephanie to tell her both "Hello" and "Goodbye" before she was placed for adoption.
This photo was taken at the end of Day 1 filming Where's Stephanie - the film based on the book Where's Stephanie? The scene will also be in the film's trailer. The film's website will be published as soon as the trailer is completed. Then we will proceed to filming the rest of the story.
Captivating Book Shares
Author LENORA LIVINGSTON shares captivating and inspirational adoption story.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Based on real life events, Where’s Stephanie? is the riveting and heart warming story of a grandmother’s hope to be reunited with her granddaughter after she was placed for adoption.
In 1983, when Anna Weber was faced with this situation, she described her grief as a "death without a funeral." Where’s Stephanie? tells her incredible story of leaving clues in unlikely places, hoping that one day her granddaughter will follow the clues and find her. This inspirational novel is a tale about loss, separation, and the power of redemption.
Realizing others are facing similar situations, Livingston provides readers with a list of adoption groups that can help in search for surrendered family members.
Where’s Stephanie? A Story of Love, Faith, and Courage by Lenora Livingston is available worldwide in the following formats.
Available either directly from the publisher at www.createspace.com/5435980, which is an arm of Amazon or from your favorite book seller.
Kindle - Available through Amazon
Audio Tape - Available through Audible, iTunes, and Amazon.
In 1982, Anna's son, Ian, found out his former girlfriend, Tara, was pregnant, he had four choices. He could marry Tara and break his fiancees heart. Abortion was against his family's beliefs. Having a child out of wedlock was absolutely scandalous. If he didn't marry Tara, she and her child would be shunned and publicly ridiculed. Adoption was an option, but that was his child.