About Susan

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Susan Beckman is a Christian and a writer.

Susan is an adoptee who searched and found both birth parents in 1978 and 1992. She was co-founder of a search and support group for adoptees, birth families and adoptive parents, Mother and Child Reunion.  She has helped many people search and find each other.

Susan has published 10 Critical Guidelines to Begin Searching for Your Birth Family and The Unforgettable Angel. She has published short stories in newsletters, booklets, newspapers, and magazines, such as Breakthrough Intercessor, Victory Herald, Living Stones News, Christian Citizen USA and City Light News.

Susan was born and raised in Michigan and met her husband in high school in Ohio, where they married in 1973.  They have lived in Florida since 1982.

They have two daughters and four grandchildren. She is blessed to have them living nearby, giving her the pleasure to be actively involved and participate in their lives, both socially and spiritually.

Susan lives in the country and enjoys decorating their home in old-fashioned farmhouse style. In addition to reading and writing, she enjoys Bible studies, quilting, candlemaking, herbology, cooking, canning, genealogy, crocheting, knitting, spinning and gardening.

She would love to hear from you!

Email:  sbeckmanauthor@aol.com
Web site:  susanbeckman.com

FaceBook:  https://www.facebook.com/SusanBeckmanAuthor
Twitter:  @beckmansb


12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Michele D'Acosta
    Jul 26, 2012 @ 16:52:46

    Hi Susan, thank you for following my blog. I’m amazed and inspired by the work you’re doing as an adoptee rights advocate. I’m still looking for my birth parents so your book is a must-read for me. Additionally, I wish you every success with your memoir, and what a blessing it is that we can find each other via the WordPress community. God bless you Susan and I hope you’re having a wonderful day. Michele


  2. Susan Beckman
    Jul 26, 2012 @ 16:57:37

    Yes, it is a blessing. How long have you been searching? After you read my Guidelines Book, or even now, let me know what you need help with.


  3. shannon2818
    Jul 26, 2012 @ 21:41:12

    When do you think is the “right” age to search – if there is one? There’s a good chance we’ll find my kids’ first parents while they’re still minors.


    • Susan Beckman
      Jul 30, 2012 @ 13:55:46

      I believe the right age to search would be 18. I feel anyone younger than that is still dealing with teenage and identity issues, and to add a birth family into the mix, I feel, would just add to a teenager’s confusion.
      However, If the adoptive parents have searched and found the birth family, and everyone is in agreement for a reunion, AND if the adoptive parents feel the child would not be emotionally challenged, then I would say it is up to the parents’ discretion whether reunion take place. I hope this answered your question. Let me know if you have anymore.


  4. Eve
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 19:50:07

    Hi Susan,
    thanks for choosing to follow my blog. I admire what you’ve done as far as helping others who are adopted. I’m sure there are a lot of people out there who are appreciative of your help and advice.


  5. barrentoblessed
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 19:31:21

    I just nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Check out my recent post http://barrentoblessed.wordpress.com/2012/07/31/very-inspiring-blogger-award/ to read about it!


  6. Priscilla Stone Sharp
    Sep 17, 2012 @ 10:02:35

    I am happy to see another resource for search help that I can recommend to my friends. I do hope you will reconsider use of the “birth” terms.
    Priscilla Stone Sharp – Adoption Search Angel
    Mothers of Loss (to Adoption)


  7. Karol
    Sep 02, 2013 @ 14:14:37

    Susan, Thank you for your wonderful work. My question: I heard in Illinois that siblings who are adopted by separate families can maintain a relationship even against adopted parents wishes. Is that true or not?


    • Susan Beckman
      Sep 02, 2013 @ 14:34:40

      I’m not exactly sure, but I think it would depend on the age of the siblings. You could consult the Illinois Department of Public Health and see if they can answer your question. Keep me updated what you find out.


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