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Adoption Detective: Memoir of an Adopted Child by [Judith Land, Martin Land]

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Adoption Detective: Memoir of an Adopted Child Kindle Edition

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"Judith Land's powerful personal story 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, Radio Host

"This is an extraordinarily riveting story. I was immediately drawn in and could not put the book down. The suspense never lets up and there are many remarkable twists and turns as the discovery process unfolds.There are many surprises, redemptive moments, and amazing human complexities revealed throughout. As an adoptive parent, I highly value the author's honest reflections on her struggles, and thoughtful critique of the institution of adoption."
Anne Bernard Becker 

"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 adoptee's 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. There needs to be far less blame, and more embracing of truth among triad members and Judy displays her deep-seated understanding of all sides here."
V.L. Brunskill 

"Judith Romano is a plucky Midwestern orphan who faces adversity and steadfastly refuses to back down until she has accomplished her goal of finding her birth parents. It is impossible to put this book down before it is finished--other adoptees will be greatly inspired to find their own roots."
Jean Patton, Mother of the Adoption Reform Movement, founder of Ocean Voyage, and author of The Adopted Break Silence

"The reader will hang on to every phase of the adoption search--this is a life story that deserves this book."
Terrie Drake, Librarian, Colorado Mountain College

"This journey of adoption is emotionally intense and riveting--I literally could not put it down. Your story is solid and exceptionally well told. I can't say enough good things about this book."
Sheila Mincer, speech-language pathologist, Mountain Board of Cooperative Educational Services

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Destiny is not preordained. It is about making choices. Our lives are the sum of all the choices we make, the bridges we cross, and the ones we burn. Our souls cast long shadows over many people, even after we are gone. Fate, luck, and providence are the consequence of our freedom of choice, not the determinants. When justice is served by following our principles, making good decisions brings us inner peace.

We must learn to do what is right, not what is acceptable, because life is very good when we make the right choices. Happiness does not depend on wealth or world traveling. It comes from following our own free will, finding the beauty of the environment, and building positive relationships with significant others.

Adoption is a familiar theme among all people that encourages group reminiscing about romantic fairy tales, fables, mysteries, historic legends, shaggy-dog stories, and tragic folk tales.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B005D9JE4G
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Wheatmark; First edition (June 28, 2011)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ June 28, 2011
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 929 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 301 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 1604945702
  • Customer Reviews:
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