Friends, after finishing the book Taken at Birth: Stolen Babies, Hidden Lies, and My Journey to Finding Home by Jane Blasio, I can still hardly believe the content. A fellow reader described the book as “mind-boggling”, and I concur. Though only 215 pages, the author packs enough outrageous details to satisfy an investigative journalist.
Imagine learning that, not only were you adopted, but that your adoptive parents illegally “bought” you. And then you discover that more than 300 babies were sold out of the back door of a country clinic. Jane Blasio has spent much of her life in the details of this exact scenario.
No spoilers here. I won’t tell you what exactly she found. But I will tell you that her journey perpetually surprised and horrified her. And you will feel the same. Without divulging the details that I promise you want to read for yourself, I share instead a profound piece of the peace she found: “Home is when, not where. It’s when you accept that love is kind and it’s almost always imperfect. Finding home is when you reject the judgment, the hate, and the same, and you embrace the laughter, the frailty, the dance, and ultimately the love.”
But make no mistake, I liken this experience to reading an extended episode of 20/20 investigates. You will not want to put this book down. And thanks to the publisher, you may soon pick it up for free. Revell generously provided a hardback copy for me to give away to one lucky reader. Here’s how to enter. Either subscribe to my blog over on the right hand side of this page, or follow me on instagram and comment below that you did! Want two entries? Do both. The winner will be selected by random drawing and notified on Thursday August 26th! Don’t want to wait until then? Purchase Taken at Birth right now!
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