“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
“It’s very well written, emotional, very descriptive – I can see you as a child, and older.”
— Robin Tidwell, St. Louis Teen Issues Examiner
“You have the resilience of Job, and what an extraordinary story you tell.”
— Eugene Goodheart, Professor Emeritus of English
“Your narrative is told in a compelling way…very engrossing. Well written.”
— Elisa Sananman
“…what a beautiful story it is…It was written from the viewpoint of an open and
understanding person which made it so enjoyable. Overall, it was interesting and engaging. The chapter
endings definitely left me wanting to read the next chapter, and the emotions did come through. At the
heart of this story is people – and how all of your paths crossed and created this beautiful tapestry.”
— Barbara Gini, BodyLogique
“Very well written memoir. I really enjoyed reading this book. Thanks for writing it!
I too love genealogy. I am so happy for you that you found your family.” – Tracy
“A wonderful memoir by an authentic adoptee. Highly recommended.” – Sherrie Eldridge
“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
“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
“I loved this book; it was honest and didn’t sugarcoat anything. It has inspired me to try the search,
for my niece’s benefit again, hopefully with better results.” – Patti Weber
“You’ve distilled the elements of the story nicely. I like the way you weave the ‘coincidences’
with your birth mother. You have a vivid eye for detail-within-detail…You’re sharing a
highly personal part of your life in this book. It took courage to do what you did, and the
results are profound.” – Michele Graf
“Reading Bonded at Birth makes you feel as though you were right there with Gloria Oren
through every step of her childhood and journey to find herself and the story of her adoption.
The author tells the story in an emotional way that keeps you turning the pages to find
out more about the people who weave in and out of her life story. This one is a must read for anyone
who has been adopted, birth parents, or who loves someone who has been involved in the adoption process.
Ms. Oren is a truly skilled storyteller.” — Lori Soard, author of Dear Viking
“The main thing I liked about Bonded at Birth was how beautifully written it was.
The language was simple yet descriptive, and not packed with too much information.
It brought some wonderful images to mind, particularly the recalled time of a childhood trip to
Coney Island. The visuals which I imagined made me feel like I was really stepping into Gloria’s shoes.”
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