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Adoption Detective: Memoir of an Adopted Child

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A passionate love affair between high school sweethearts creates an accidental pregnancy during a sultry night on the shore of Lake Michigan. Rebecca's unforgiving parents banish her to an unwed mother's home where she secretly gives birth to a baby girl. Her daughter Judy is placed in the loving care of foster parents before being callously given to Mario and Rosella Romano for adoption on her first birthday.

Reoccurring visions and fantasies of her birthmother plague Judy's consciousness for three decades until a life-changing passage into adulthood causes her to question why she was abandoned. What begins as a simple investigation into her medical and ancestral history slowly evolves into a passionate quest to discover her roots.

Through good timing, perseverance, and a few small miracles, Judy eventually solves the mystery of her origins. But will the woman she has been seeking welcome Judy back into her life?

About the Authors

Judith and Martin Land live in Colorado and Arizona. They told the entire story of Judith Land's adoption, from her birth through adulthood, to provide the reader with unique insights into the mind of an adoptee at various stages of her life.

300 pages, Paperback

First published August 15, 2011

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September 9, 2015
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It is an amazing story that brought tears to my eyes. There were many obstacles to overcome in order to solve the mystery of her adoption. I admire her tenacity and skill. Her ability to make all the right moves at the right time is astonishing. She is indeed a remarkable adoption detective and writer. This is a topic that will enlighten many—not just adoptive families.
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June 16, 2021
Very compelling story, but much of the conversation was very stilted & awkward which got in the way of the flow of the story.
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