About the Author
Helen Austin, R.N., LCSW was born in Toronto, Canada. She graduated from The Hospital For Sick Children, and the University of Toronto, with a degree in Public Health. She met and married her husband, and they later moved to Connecticut where Helen worked as a social worker, case worker and, later, as a therapist. Helen and her husband now live on the West Coast, close to her son and his family. She wrote BITTERSWEET to share her family’s adoption journey with others.