THE LIES THAT BIND: An Adoptee’s Journey Through Rejection, Redirection, DNA, and Discovery by Laureen Pittman
A universal tale of love, rejection, redemption, and acceptance – and the heartache and healing that come with it.
Born in a California women’s prison in 1963, Laureen Pittman was relinquished for adoption. As a child, Laureen was conditioned to believe that being adopted didn’t matter. So, it didn’t . . . until it did.
Through scraps of information, Laureen stitched together her history – one that started in the psychedelic sixties and ended up in a future where DNA could solve mysteries. She never imagined that spitting into a plastic tube, along with painstaking research and the explosion of technology would reveal the answers to her identity.
Laureen’s tale is for anyone who has ever questioned who they are, where they came from, or how they fit in. Her journey to find her truth illustrates the strength and power of our need for connection, belonging, and healing through knowledge.
What people are saying about The Lies That Bind
“Pittman walks, with grace and wisdom, through the uncharted and difficult territory, where she uncovers secrets long buried and finds those who embrace one another as a family. Hers is a story of resilience and tenacity. It is about the peace that comes when we are in the shadows no more, and it will inspire others on their own healing path.” ~ Linda Hoye, Author of Two Hearts: An Adoptee’s Journey Through Grief to Gratitude
“Laureen’s tale from the point of view of an adoptee is one of incredible bravery and courage. Her beautiful voice echoes through the pages with pain and joy, disappointment and redemption. No matter if you have been involved in adoption directly or not, there is beauty to be found in this heart-wrenching book.” ~ From the Foreword by Angie Martin, Bestselling & Award-winning author of Conduit and Chrysalis
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“Beautifully and heartbreakingly raw. Five stars.”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Melanie M.
I was not prepared for the emotions that this book would ignite. Beautifully written from the heart. I felt as though I was right along side her, through all the ups and downs. So compelling. Thank you for sharing your journey. Would recommend this book in a heartbeat.
About the Author
Laureen Pittman is a paralegal by profession and worked for lawyers and law firms large and small for over 20 years after graduating from college with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She also happens to be adopted.
Laureen started blogging about her journey as an adoptee coming to terms with her identity in 2013. As her own story began to evolve, she realized that there was a much larger truth that needed to be explored and shared. There is a passion for the truth that lives in her heart that deserves to be shared. She wanted to bring her story to life—not just for herself and her family, but for other adoptees who yearn to learn their own truths and for families touched by adoption who want to understand and value the heart and soul of an adoptee.
Laureen lives in sunny Southern California with her husband, two sons, and three cats. When she’s not writing or cat-herding, she’s usually barefoot and in the kitchen (because she hates wearing shoes and she loves cooking).
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