The Sound of Hope: A True Story of an Adoptee's Quest for Her Origins

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iUniverse, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 296 pages
When children are kept in the dark regarding their origins, nobody wins

Only rarely does a memoir come along that taps into the heart of the human condition. The Sound of Hope is such a story, told by Anne Bauer, an adoptee who cannot forget that she had another life and another family before being adopted.

Much of Anne's childhood was spent wondering about her other mother. She desperately wanted to know where she was, what she looked like and most importantly, why she placed her for adoption. Living in the closed adoption system, her questions were met with a wall of silence. This aura of secrecy only intensified Anne's quest to eventually discover her own story. Faced with anger and contempt, secrets and revelations, Anne sets out to uncover the truth. This powerful memoir traverses family and relationships and carries the unforgettable message that nobody should be cut off from their origins.
 

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Contents

Split In Half
3
Family Matters
12
Unanswered Questions
17
JekyllHyde
25
A New Place to Live
31
Stormy Skies
36
Lost At Sea
41
Grandmas Decision
46
Uncharted Waters
134
First Encounter
145
The Letter
154
Her Story
162
Repercussions
175
The Crowleys
187
A Wedding A Funeral
193
Dance Class
198

Bye Bye Sunshine
51
All That Tumbles Eventually Falls
59
The Child Within
65
When The Tables Turn
71
First Love
77
My Rock
84
Making Plans
88
Secrets
94
A New Hope
101
Pieces of the Puzzle
109
Telephone Calls
118
Bridging the Gap
125
DrVitelli
205
My Wedding
216
Venturing Beyond
227
Bundles of Joy
236
Life Goes On
243
New Problems
248
Grandma
255
The Argument
260
My Father
268
Afterword
279
Appendix
281
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