Richard Hill was eighteen when a physician mentioned the fact that he was adopted. This came as a shock to him, and he spent the day contemplating how to broach the subject to his parents. He was getting ready to leave for college and decided to keep secret his new found knowledge. It wasn't until he was married with children of his own that his father, who was quite ill at the time, discussed his adoption with him. In the discussion Richard learned that his birth mother died shortly after giving him up. He also found out that he had a brother, and his dad implored him to seek his brother.
I picked up this book by accident and couldn't put it down. Richard Hill writes with such an easy flow, that time and pages pass before you know it. I loved the way he followed his clues like a detective on the search for his prey. At times his frustration was evident, but in the end he had many successes. The fact that he shared all of these personal moments with us is a testament to the importance of his information.
Richard gives a great deal of information to his readers, allowing other adopted children to follow his methods in seeking their own roots. He also helps clear up the mystery of DNA and how the testing works. I really enjoyed this glimpse into his search and heartily recommend this book to you.
Publisher - CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Date of Publication - August 17, 2012