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Borrowed Babies: Apprenticing for Motherhood, Amazon Digital Services (Kindle edition mini-memoir): Shebooks, September 2014.

Released on Audible.com May 2015 (read by Angela Starling).


“Until the 1960s, infants were plucked from orphanages and maternity wards and used as ‘practice babies’ in college home economics departments across the country. Award-winning writer Jill Christman was determined to find out what happened to them. Along the way, five months pregnant herself and her hormones (and anxiety) raging, she also hoped to discover what it means to be a mother.”


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In the news ...

“Writer’s Literary Passion Following a Motherly Course” The Star Press, November 13, 2014

“New book examines how college students practiced motherhood on orphaned babies” Ball State University press release, November 6, 2014.

“America’s Borrowed Babies.” Interview with Julie Rose on BYURadio’s nationally broadcast Morning Show.
January 7, 2015.