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 the album with her granddaughter, so that her granddaughter would know that she was always loved and never forgotten.

This story is wonderful! - a must read. It is fast paced and I found myself actively engaged.! My mouth dropped open. Literally fell open when I saw the chance encounters! Jaw dropped! Great! Anne Hendricks.
Most captivating and heart warming. With all the violence around us today, to read about giving, understanding, loving, caring people, there's a reassurance about humanity here. Peter Siegrist, Oklahoma

Must read! I couldn't put it down once I started, you've got to know what happens! Such a beautiful and precious story perfect for all ages and genre preferences! Amazon Customer

Thanks for writing this story that shows how our actions change lives, the world is truly a small community, and faith in God. loves2read

For the love of a child - An awesome book written by a grandmother pouring out her love for a granddaughter. One can feel her loss, determination, and joy throughout this full circle of intriguing events. Carin

A good read... Every young person should read this book in their early teens to seriously contemplate the decisions they make before it is too late.

Allen D.

This was an amazing story of how love brought family together after being separated after so many years. It was a very touching account of hope, love, and courage. Laura B. Hattersley

Effective drama about the tenacity of family love.        Kirkus Indie

Heartwarming story. Well written. I highly recommend it. I couldn't put it down. Nancy S.

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.

Janine Bohon

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.

Effective drama about the tenacity of family love. Kirkus Indie

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.


It's a wrap! Another productive day filming scenes of our beautiful and riveting adoption story.

Lenora  Livingston is available as a guest speaker and for book signings.See Contact page.

Where's Stephanie?

Captivating Book Shares 

Adoption Story

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's granddaughter was placed for adoption, 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.
Paperbacks     ISBN–978-1511737418         

Available either directly from the publisher at, which is an arm of Amazon or  from your favorite book seller.

Kindle - Available through Amazon

Audio Tape - Available through Audible, iTunes, and Amazon.

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.

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.

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.

Lenora  is a member of the South Carolina Writers' Workshop Their website is

She is also a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. Their website is

Where's Stephanie? by Lenora Livingston


We made great strides filming  in the months of January and February. This adoption scene was filmed for our sizzler reel (trailer) for the Where's Stephanie? film webpage. The film's website will be published as soon as the sizzler reel is edited and music,sound effects, and a long list of other technical things are  complete.