A Memoir of an Adopted Woman
By: Titia Ellis
Published: November 10, 2010
Every day I hear about a book that I want to read and this is one I wanted to tell you about, even though I haven’t had a chance to read it yet. I am sharing this book with you as part of the PUMP UP YOUR BOOK book tour.
compelling story of an adopted woman’s search for her truth and a mother lost,
found, and lost again. The Search is a poignant memoir of the reality of an
adoptee’s life. I couldn’t put it down.”
JOE SOLL, LCSW, PSYCHOTHERAPIST, AUTHOR OF ADOPTION HEALING…A PATH TO RECOVERY
Ellis remembers the exact moment her life changed forever. Her mother, still in
her dressing gown, sat in the chair opposite five-year-old Titia and her older
sister, twisting a handkerchief between her hands, while her father paced the
floor behind her. Titia’s stomach rolled over as her mother announced, “Daddy
and I want to tell you something important about when you were born.”
soon as she learns the story of her birth parents’ untimely deaths and her
subsequent adoption, Titia realizes that her adoption is to be kept a
secret—never to be discussed again out of fear of upsetting her mother. Wanting
to be loved and to fit in, she obeys her parents’ wishes—until a mid-life
crisis shatters her illusion of being the perfect daughter, wife, and mother.
As Titia chronicles her poignant journey to find her birth mother, she details
how she jeopardizes her relationship with her adoptive parents and threatens
the privacy of unsuspecting strangers—all without any guarantee of a happy
When Titia embarks on her quest to find her
birth family, she immerses herself deep into her past, not knowing that what
she discovers in the end will transform her entire life.
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|Titia Ellis, PhD – Source|
Born in New York
City, Titia Ellis was adopted and then raised outside of Chicago. Trained as a
psychologist, she maintained a family therapy practice for many years. Titia
and her husband, Bill, founded the All One Family Fund in 2008 to help children
at risk. They live in Vermont and delight in visits with their three children
and nine grandchildren. For more on Titia Ellis, click HERE.
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