"You have the resilience of Job, and what an extraordinary story you tell."
Professor Emeritus Eugene Goodheart, Watertown, Massachusetts
"As a woman who was adopted when I was three days old, I felt every twistand turn in your journey. It's your wonderful writing that brings thepeople on your pages alive for all readers, adopted or not. Great job!"-- Carol Woien, writer
Gloria Oren's adoption memoir Bonded at Birth: An Adoptee's Search for Her Roots is a story of loss, survival, determination, and persistence. It covers one state, three countries, and two continents. It coverssixteen years of searching and a little over four decades since herfirst adoption.
After growing up under the umbrella ofsecrecy, Gloria sets out to find her birth mother with all she knewabout her: she was a Jewish teenager. Despite being told by anyone andeveryone that it would be an impossible feat, her determination andmotivation increased. Learning her birth father's name upon reunion with her birth mother and a short time later that he passed away eight years before led to her getting involved in genealogy and through thisresearch medium she discovered that her first cousin seven times removed was Col. William Prescott of the Battle of Bunker Hill fame and more. Seven years later her story is brought full circle.
Bonded at Birth will interest adult adoptees who wish to search but hesitate, adoptiveparents confronted by their adopted child's wish to search, and by birth parents who fear searching not wanting to intrude on their biologicaloffspring's life. It will attract memoir readers who enjoy a uniquestory. And couples contemplating adoption will learn the damage secrecycan lead to, and with hope, this book will ensure that they will be theones to talk to their adopted children about their adoptions.
Gloria Oren, Author | Award winning Editor
Gloria is the author of Bonded at Birth: An Adoptee's Search for Her Roots coming June 2016.
She has a powerful perspective of finding positivity in experiences on life's roller coaster lurches that leave many in panic.
She is an editor for Muse It Up Publishing and also does freelance editing. When editing Gloria helps authors create the best book they can.
Founder of the Facebook group Women Writers Editors Agents and Publishers which has over 6,000 members (all women) and which continues growing day by day.
She is a member of the Redmond Association of Spokenword (RASP) and Society of Good Grammar (SPOGG).
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She is also on Facebook and Twitter (@gloriaoren).