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Finding Dolores: An Adoptee's Mid-Life Search for the Beginning [Kindle Edition]

Thomas Muldary
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Book Description

For two years, psychologist and author Thomas Muldary searched tenaciously for his family of origin, unaware of forces working against him to prevent the revelation of a secret that had been concealed for nearly half a century. The closer he came to discovering the truth, the more intense the resistance became. Ultimately, someone had to prevail.
Finding Dolores is a compelling true story of perseverance and triumph over failure and adversity. It details an extraordinary journey against all odds to learn the truth, connect with genetic history, and claim a birth right. For some, Finding Dolores is a virtual guide for adoption searches, with informative resources and facts about the experiences and challenges of adoptees, birth parents, adoptive parents, and anyone touched by adoption. Above all, it is a source of inspiration and hope, which are essential for adoptees if they are ever to learn the most fundamental truths of their existence: their origins.

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  • File Size: 814 KB
  • Print Length: 322 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005OR00IG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #620,832 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finding Dolores --- Captivating !!! December 5, 2011
By Bob M.
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This book can be successfully read in 2 different ways: 1) As a serious account of an adult adopted man searching for his birth family and trying to answer 50+ years of gnawing questions, or 2) As an entertaining, captivating, "detective" story with intertwining characters and intrigue. I chose to read it as a combination of the 2 - It made me smile, cry, grin, laugh, and sob and I couldn't put it down.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finding Delores = very suspenseful mystery November 14, 2011
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I'm not an adoptee. Read book for STORY. Once I started reading, was VERY hard to put down. Written in 1st person narrative. Included author's experiences & deep revealing feelings. Heart ached for hurtful slights he was subjected to. Interspersed were extremely well written chapters author wrote in voice of other people. There were only clues as to who these people might be ratcheting up suspense. I always read book endings early on. Not this book! So fast paced I knew likely wouldn't understand it if I did.

Really 3 books in one. How to search; Tom's story; & most of all a true mystery filled with varied characters. Tom unconsciously or consciously psychoanalyzed them all. Would really like to know how they felt about that if they read book! Am hoping for a 2nd book revealing lots more!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By Pegasus
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This book is a fascinating account of a psychologist's search for his birth parents. The book reads like a mystery novel, but it also provides insight into his thoughts and feelings , as well as about how his "unknowing" relatives reacted to being "found". A must read for anyone who is or knows an adoptee.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great read December 9, 2011
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Great read. Well paced account of a search for ones roots. Tears on one page and laugh out loud on the next.
Even if you are not adopted the sense of what an adoptee experiences is enlightening and interesting.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Written by an adoptee and clinical psychologist, this book is invaluable to other adoptees. It also provides insight to other professionals who may work with adoption; parents who have adopted a child; and those who have adoptees in their extended families. The author details his feelings from the beginning of the search for his biological family to the ultimate reunion. The persistence and techniques of the search give everyone encouragement to find their own roots, even if one is not adopted. A great read! I couldn't put it down until I finished it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Adoption October 16, 2011
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As one adoptee to another you will cherish the insights and wisdom this author shares. If you have adopted a child you will recognize the possible need that might exist having nothing to do with your place as the ONLY parents. For anyone this is a moving account of just being part of a family.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars very readable but rather mean spirited August 18, 2012
By Me
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I enjoyed most of the book and the tale as it was told, but the author writes about some of his siblings in a mean spirited way. When I first read a passage in the preface, "the facts of this story are true, as are the names of most other people, including my friends and extended adoptive family - those who celebrate the truth." I almost stopped reading right there. That sentence struck me as someone with a big chip on their shoulder and who was going to slight the siblings/relatives he was going to find- and not someone with an open, kind manner. As the story unfolds, his Odyssey through the adoption trail is full of road blocks. It is well told, especially for a lot of dry data. He ends the book with some big slights to his half-siblings as though, from his more educated perspective, he sees all their shortcomings and feels free to publish them.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book March 13, 2012
By Lori
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I really enjoyed reading this book. The author's personal story about his search for his birth family combined with a useful "how-to" guide blended nicely together, and the result is a compelling read that will appeal to a variety of audiences.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!
I just finished reading this amazing book. The author really opened up about all the ups and downs related to his search for his birth family, it was very sincere and heartfelt. Read more
Published 14 months ago by ozzie
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm reading it for the Second Time!
In anticipation of the newly released sequel, "Finding Dolores II" I am reading this book for the second time to refresh my memory, and enjoying it just as much as the... Read more
Published 15 months ago by GrammieJJ
5.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating read
This book is not only a helpful guide for those trying to find birth parents but also a fascinating account of one man's search and eventual success. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Shikoku 88
5.0 out of 5 stars I can relate!
I absolutely could not put this book down! As a fellow adoptee I can relate to the search, the emotions, and hopefully someday the reunion. Read more
Published 17 months ago by missdawn04
5.0 out of 5 stars Must read for anyone touched by adoption!
Looking through the "free reads" for my new kindle, this book really caught my eye. Having given a son up for adoption and also had the extraordinary experience to be reunited, my... Read more
Published on March 31, 2013 by steppingstone4
5.0 out of 5 stars Very engaging
I really liked this book. Some parts had a lot of research information which might be relevant to some. Read more
Published on March 28, 2013 by Anne
4.0 out of 5 stars Hits close to home
I have several friends who are adopted so it was interesting to read the story of one man's search for his family. Read more
Published on March 22, 2013 by Bon L
5.0 out of 5 stars In process of my own reunion.
Great story and this book is helping me with my own reunion. I would highly recommend this book to any adoptee in search of the truth. Read more
Published on March 14, 2013 by Debbie Gagnon
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice addition to my Kindle library. I am always appreciative of the...
Nice addition to my Kindle library. I am always appreciative of the free book offerings for my Kindle. Thank you!
Published on February 9, 2013 by NinaS
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down
I am a mid life adoptee searching for family - and I read this late into the night unable to sleep until I finished it! Fascinating, sad, and thought provoking. Read more
Published on October 25, 2012 by FionaR
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