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This book is dedicated to my wife, Pat. If she had not pushed me, I would never have started this search. And without her unwavering support, I could never have finished it.
No discussion of an adoptee’s personal history can be complete without a careful investigation into whom his or her biological parents were and why he or she was given up for adoption.
There are at least seven million adopted children and adults in the US today. Knowing that a number of diseases are at least partly genetic, many of those children pass into adulthood wondering what health risks they inherited.
Consciously or not, adoptees also deal with many more emotionally charged questions. What is my ethnic background? Do I have brothers or sisters? Do they look like me? What were their lives like? Are they aware that I exist? And if so, might they or my birth parents now be searching for me?
In this fascinating, inspirational, and highly personal account, Richard Hill brings all these issues front and center. I found myself wondering what new facts would be found on the next paragraph and page of this personal odyssey to find the truth surrounding the circumstances of his birth and adoption.