Eugenea Couture

Adoption Not an Option

A Métis woman torn from her family and her 40 year battle to find them again

Reuniting her family meant finding herself.

Couture-brownAs a young girl growing up in the foster care system, Eugenea burns with desire to reclaim her identity by finding the family she has lost. As a mother of four, she becomes determined never to lose her own children as her mother and grandmother had before her.

Her search for her adoptive brother, Josh, becomes Eugenea’s greatest quest. During the forty years of separation from her brother, she builds up an inner strength by unlocking the secrets of her past, understanding the generational patterns of guilt and shame, and developing her own techniques to restore the bonds of her fragmented family.

In narrating her incredible personal journey, Eugenea shares many positive tools for others to locate and reunite their family members, even when all hope seems lost.


Publication Date: May 1, 2014
290 pp. 6 x 9

About the Author

Kendell E0065 finalEugenea Couture is a mother of four and a native of Vancouver, B.C., Canada. At the age of four, she was forced into Southern Alberta’s foster care system. As an adult, she settled on the West Coast, raising her children and reuniting with her biological family so they could mend their broken relationships. Terrified by the possibility of history repeating itself, Eugenea became a stay-at-home mother so she could focus on her children’s upbringing. It has been her life-long passion to share her remarkable journey and help others find their families as well.

Learn more about Eugenea by visiting her website or following her on Twitter @EugeneaCouture and Facebook.


Praise for ‘Adoption Not an Option’

“Love, strength, and the bonds of family are the main themes of Eugenea’s moving story. This book takes an intimate look into how a broken family started putting the pieces back together, and shows how others can do the same.”
Rolf Schrader, M.A., Psychotherapist

“A powerful story about losing and finding your family, Eugenea takes us along on her journey to reunite with her loved ones and reclaim her identity. An inspirational book for anyone looking for lost family members or simply looking to reconnect with those already in their life.”
Kyle Green, Motivational Public Speaker for Mortgage Alliance

“Eugenea reveals her childhood journey in foster care. During her crusade, she moves from home to home but is determined to find her long-lost family members. As a mother of four, Eugenea has an enormous will to safeguard her children and find her roots. Her story provides a window into the emotional odyssey to reunite with the family that she loved so long ago. She looks back at her family’s tumultuous path through the generations, and shows how to move through the mistakes of the past towards a positive future.”
Don Kendall, Group Publisher, Black Press