There is a high demand for quality stories about adoption because children’s stories resonate with men, women, and individuals of all ages globally. The universal popularity of orphans Heidi, Oliver Twist, Little Orphan Annie, Anne of Green Gables, and others is inspiring and thought-provoking. Adoption stories are interesting because most people know someone who was adopted or directly associated with adoption.
I told my adoption story around campfires, dinner tables, banquet halls, and lecture rooms because I was passionate about finding my roots and energized by the outcome. My adventure resonates with others because it shows that negative beginnings can have positive results. Twirling around with hands above the head to express happiness like a whirling dervish often communicates better than words. Adoptees who planned investigative journeys of their own were optimistically inspired to continue based on their initiative.
It is satisfying knowing that my writings have reached readers in 193 countries. Good books are like dinosaur footprints in the rock that last a long time. My story has encouraged birth mothers worldwide to make more informed, compassionate choices about accidental pregnancies and adoption. Adoptive parents are becoming more empathetic as they gain increased insight into the minds of children. Adoptees exercising their independence and freedom are finding happiness and gaining confidence from an expanded understanding of the issues.
“Judith Land’s adoption reunion story is a roller-coaster of emotional beauty, turmoil, and closure that captured and held my attention. The deep emotional scars that are revealed and explored accurately represent many adoptees’ experiences. Rejection, secrecy, Christian values, and the falsification of crucial life documents are themes explored in this poignant memoir. Adoptees and birth mothers will find themselves on every page of this book and may find refreshing new ideas on how to perceive and embrace their adoption roles. Judy displays her deep-seated understanding of all sides here.” V.L. Brunskill