Gathering the Missing Pieces in an Adopted Life

Gathering the Missing Pieces in an Adopted Life
Brand: Hannibal Books
ISBN: 978-1-934749-35-7
Author: Kay Moore
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What do you say to a mother you've never seen? True stories of trial and triumph in the search for birth families by adoptees. Written by an adopted Pulitzer Prize nominee.

"Only a few days before I boarded the plane, I for the first time in my life had looked at the face of an adult whom I physically resembled," the author writes.

"When photos of my birth mother arrived in the mail, they were greeted by shrieks of joy and wonder by my husband and young son, who peered at the face that stared at him from the photograph and mused, 'So that's where I got my big brown eyes.'"

Even surrounded by the love and security of the only family she had ever known, Kay Moore wondered constantly about her unknown past. Would her birth mother ever be willing to meet her? Would her adoptive parents think she was ungrateful for needing so desperately to know? How would changing attitudes and new laws affect her search?

That search led Kay to other adoptees, adoptive parents, and birth families. She discovered that her feelings were the shared legacy of people everywhere who want the whole truth about who they are. Their stories, told here, yield a wealth of inspiration and practical direction, which Kay presents with a sensitivity possible only from one who has "been through it" herself.

She knows what questions you'll need to answer for a successful search and includes a listing of resources you can use along the way. You'll see just how to pull together the missing pieces in your own past and fully discover your God-given heritage.

Reporter Kay Moore’s three-part newspaper series on finding her birthfamily was a widely read installment in the Houston Chronicle and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Kay has spoken widely on the subject of adoption. She is a graduate of Baylor University. She and her husband, Louis, are parents of two children.



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