Featured Book and Reviews – #Adoption Month – Gloria Oren


Did you know November is National Adoption Month? Today I’m introducing Gloria Oren‘s book, Bonded at Birth, in honor of National Adoption Month.


About the Author:


Gloria Oren, born in Brooklyn, New York, tells an extraordinary story in a compelling and engrossing way. At the heart of the story are people whose paths crossed creating a beautiful tapestry. Gloria hopes to inspire others considering a search to take the plunge and see what they discover. She has three grown children and lives in Redmond, Washington with her husband and their firstborn.


From the Author:


“The book is about loss, survival, determination, and persistence. It covers one state, three countries, and two continents. It covers sixteen years of searching and a little over four decades since my first adoption. It wasn’t until seven years post-reunion that my second adoption occurred when my birth mother adopted me to close the circle.”


About the Book:


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 covers sixteen years of searching and a little over four decades since her first adoption. After growing up under the umbrella of secrecy, Gloria sets out to find her birth mother with all she knew about her: she was a Jewish teenager. Despite being told by anyone and everyone that it would be an impossible feat, her determination and motivation 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 this research 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, adoptive parents confronted by their adopted child’s wish to search,, and by birth parents who fear searching not wanting to intrude on their biological offspring’s life. It will attract memoir readers who enjoy a unique story. And couples contemplating adoption will learn the damage secrecy can lead to, and with hope, this book will ensure that they will be the ones to talk to their adopted children about their adoptions.




Available on Amazon Here


Bonded at Birth: an Adoptee’s Search for Her Roots is an adoption memoir about growing up as an adoptee under the umbrella of secrecy, being determined and motivated by multiple lifetime events to search for her heritage against all odds of success. Can Gloria do it?




You Will Love this Book
A compelling account of a woman’s searching for her adoptive and birth roots and its interplay with her life and world events. I highly recommend this heartfelt story, which is particularly resonant with me as it evokes some of my earliest childhood memories of growing up in Brooklyn, NY in the late 1950s. Read and enjoy!” – Poppy Ed”


Finding the Answers
“A wonderful account of searching, never giving up, and finally finding that answer that makes one whole. I liked this book. Inspirational and highly readable.”—Judy Winn


“I have no doubt that it will help others. The story is very interesting and filled with a lot of intriguing information. The struggles you went through were both profound and inspiring.”

– Amanda Siemen, editor


 “As a woman who was adopted when I was three days old, I felt every twist and turn in your journey. It’s your wonderful writing that brings the people on your pages alive for all readers, adopted or not. Great job!” — Carol Woien, writer


Find Gloria at:


Facebook: Gloria Oren Writing Ventures
Facebook Group (women only): 

Women Writers, Editors, Agents, and Publishers
Google +: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+GloriaOren
Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/2049009-gloria
Pinterest:  http://pinterest.com/gloriaoren/

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/gloriaoren 

Visit Gloria’s Blog:  http://familylinksmatter.blogspot.ca 


                    Check out her  Amazon author page and other books                         https://www.amazon.com/Gloria-Oren


31 thoughts on “Featured Book and Reviews – #Adoption Month – Gloria Oren

  1. Great promotional post as always Debby and I wish Gloria success with her book. Perfect timing as this is National Adoption month. I am sure it will resonate with those who have been adopted and hopefully encourage others to offer a loving home to a child. It is obviously not always an easy option but as Gloria points out it is the secrecy that can be the most damaging aspect.


  2. Deb, it’s very generous of you to feature Gloria’s book in honor of National Adoption Month. I hope Bonded at Birth will support and inspire other adoptees as well as those looking to adopt. Shared across my pages ❤


  3. My brother and I were adopted as babies, so I was interested to hear about this book. In our case, there was no secrecy. My mother and father told me I was adopted quite openly right from the beginning. They also told me that they loved me, that God had meant for them to be my parents, and that the method of delivery didn’t really matter. That was good enough for me at the time. It’s still good enough for me now, as a matter of fact.


    1. Bun, thanks for the wonderful comment and hope you do get a chance to read the book. If and when you do read it, I would love to hear your feedback at that point as well. Glad to hear you were told and didn’t experience secrecy.


      1. I’m interested in the topic, although since I took up blogging, I’ve fallen way behind with my book reading. I’ll certainly put it on my Amazon wish list, though.

        I’ve met other adoptees over the years and it has been fascinating how different our experiences have been. If there has been a general tendency, I’d say it’s that secrecy often leads to major problems. For one thing, it implies there is something shameful or embarrassing about adoption, but I don’t feel that way myself. I seldom have much reason to talk about it, so I guess most of my friends or colleagues don’t know I was adopted. If the subject ever comes up, however, I’m quite happy to chat openly about it. I know my brother feels the same way too.


  4. Powerful and moving, and so very important to stop the secrecy behind adoption. Thank you Deb for featuring Bonded at Birth in honour of National Adoption Month ❤ xoxo


    1. Thanks Sherri for your kind words. It truly is important to stop the secrecy behind adoption, life without secrecy would have been so different.


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