1. Risky Conduct 2. The Big Mistake 3. High Country Living 4. The Birth 5. The Signing 6. The New Normal 7. Searching 8. First Steps 9. Side by Side 10. Getting to Know You 11. Communication Breakdown 12. Jess Snapshots Adoption Today Author's Note Acknowledgements
'Relative Strangers: A Mother's Adoption Memoir', inspired by the birth of her baby boy in 1970, is Pip Murdoch's first published book. She grew up in Gore, New Zealand, and graduated as a nurse in the early seventies. She has worked in a variety of health-related positions. She and her husband raised her now adult children in Wellington, a city she has called home for most of her life.