You have reached readers in 193 countries. What advice do you have for others?
- If a parent can love more than one child, a child can love more than one parent.
- No child should be forced to decide between their adopted parents and birth parents.
- Increasing the number of connections with people increases the number of individuals you have to love and those who love you in return.
- Difficult beginnings can have cheerful, happy endings.
- After discovering my birth family, my relationship with my adopted parents greatly improved. My appreciation for them increased, and I was more grateful for our shared memories and the positive influences they provided.
- Knowing the truth and facing reality is enlightening.
- Knowing your medical history is essential for many individuals.
- The emotional depth of some moments in life is so overwhelming that God can only resolve them—but it is up to the individual to make the connection.
- Those who don’t read have no advantage over those who can’t.
“A powerful personal story that belongs in the Pantheon of Adoption Classics. I was deeply moved by the heartbreaking narrative of this adoptee, but at the same time, the mystery buff in me breathlessly turned the pages to find out how or if Judy finally finds her truth. As you read this shocking and amazing book, keep reminding yourself: This really happened.” Donna Montalbano