According to research, there are roughly 400,000 U.S. children who are in the foster care system and approximately 100,000 are waiting to be adopted. Purposely Awakened‘s Samantha Pounds, recently sat down with Hazel Walcott author of The Choice which is an inspirational story about a young girl who lives in an orphanage and is waiting to get adopted.
Although The Choice is a fictional story, it runs true with many children in the U.S. who are dealing with the uncertainty of being adopted and what that process is like for many children.
Tell our readers a little bit about yourself and how The Choice came about.
I currently work for the department of the Navy. I decided I wanted more and at the time when I began writing the book, my daughter was struggling with reading and I was also struggling with a supervisor at the time. I began praying and I got a premonition about the book and the story and it went from there.
I believe premonitions are very important. What exactly was your premonition in regards to your book?
The story is about a little girl in an orphanage. For many years the little girl did not understand why she was in an orphanage or why her mother left her there.
Tell our readers about the process for writing the book. Did you know anyone growing up who was in an orphanage?
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