EventsArmando Lucas Correa — In Search of Emma: How We Created Our Family

Armando Lucas Correa — In Search of Emma: How We Created Our Family

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM


Join us in partnership with American Ancestors/NEHGS for an online talk with author Armando Lucas Correa, who tells the moving story of a man who always wanted to be a father and the long emotional road to making his dream come true. Elizabeth Jurenovich of Abrazo Adoption Associates will moderate this discussion.

About the book

Born in Cuba and raised in the USA, Armando Lucas Correa epitomized the American dream. He had everything he wanted: an incredible job as the editor of People magazine, meeting and interviewing glamorous celebrities; a steady partner; and a comfortable life filled with travel. But he wanted a child. Though his family, with two fathers, would not be traditional, Correa was undaunted. They chose surrogacy and, with the help of science and patience—an egg donor, a gestational mother who was unconditionally supported by her partner and family—Correa’s dream finally came true with the birth of his daughter. In Search of Emma: How We Created Our Family is his inspiring and beautiful story of love, family, and fatherhood.

"His journey of disappointment, surprise, heartbreak and, finally, triumph serves as the narrative for his poignant book, In Search of Emma." —Ana Veciana-Suárez, The Miami Herald

To purchase this book from Trident Booksellers & Cafe, one of our community bookstore partners, please visit their website. Use the code BPLSHIP for free media mail delivery!

About the author

Armando Lucas Correa is a Cuban writer, journalist and editor. His first novel, The German Girl was an international bestseller, translated into fourteen languages and published in more than twenty countries. A multi award winner, Correa was most recently named “Journalist of the Year” by the Hispanic Public Relations Association of New York. Since 1991, he has worked as an American journalist for El Nuevo Herald, The Miami Herald and People en Español, where he is currently Editor in Chief.

About the moderator

Elizabeth Jurenovich, MS, LCPAA, LPC, LMFT, is the founder and Executive Director of Abrazo Adoption Associates in San Antonio, Texas. Before becoming a licensed therapist, she played piano professionally, worked in public relations, and directed church children’s choirs. In addition to her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology, she earned a a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Sociology and majored in piano at Interlochen Arts Academy. The daughter of a preacher, she raised two sons as a single mother.

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