Taken at Birth Book Review

“Fear and shame are consequences of keeping secrets, especially when you have so much to lose when they can’t be contained.” Jane Blasio, Taken at Birth: Stolen Babies, Hidden Lies, and My Journey to Finding Home

When I received this book in the mail, I was overwhelmed with emotions. I stood beside my husband and asked him to read the back cover.

“This can’t be true!” was his initial response.

As I sat down to begin reading, I was overwhelmed with emotions. Reading Blasio’s quest for truth and identity was a story I could identify with as an adult adoptee.

I am always amazed because no matter how different our origin stories may be, there’s always a common thread.


Lies, shame, deceit, and rejection usually show up, but I am grateful to the One who knows and sees all.

There is so much to unpack with this book, but my greatest takeaway is how God always put Jane in a position to get one piece of her puzzle at a time.

He did not overwhelm her with all the information at once, but gradually allowed her to “stumble upon” the truth of her story.

He, alone is able to heal whatever we bring to him.