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TAKEN AT BIRTH: STOLEN BABIES, HIDDEN LIES, AND MY JOURNEY TO FINDING HOME – Jane Blasio (Released July 13th, 2021)
Anxious women. Hopeful couples. And the doctor who took advantage of them all.
From the 1940s through the 1960s, young pregnant women entered the front door of a clinic in a small North Georgia town. Sometimes their babies exited out the back, sold to northern couples who were desperate to hold a newborn in their arms. But these weren’t adoptions–they were transactions. And one unethical doctor was exploiting other people’s tragedies.
Jane Blasio was one of those babies. At six, she learned she was adopted. At fourteen, she first saw her birth certificate, which led her to begin piecing together details of her past. Jane undertook a decades-long personal investigation to not only discover her own origins but identify and reunite other victims of the Hicks Clinic human trafficking scheme. Along the way she became an expert in illicit adoptions, serving as an investigator and telling her story on every major news network.
Taken at Birth is the remarkable account of her tireless quest for truth, justice, and resolution. Perfect for book clubs, as well as those interested in inspirational stories of adoption, human trafficking, and true crime.
About the Author:
Jane Blasio is a Hicks Baby, sold at birth and passed through the back door of a clinic in North Georgia. She has served for more than nineteen years in federal law enforcement. An expert in illegal adoption, she helped unravel the mystery of the Hicks Clinic, breaking the story in 1997. She has appeared on CNN, ABC Primetime, Good Morning America, Fox News, Inside Edition, and Entertainment Tonight, as well as in the New York Times, People, and Reader’s Digest. She was the investigative lead on the recent TLC docuseries Taken at Birth. Jane currently lives in Akron, Ohio, and spends as much time as she can with family and friends.