Black Market Baby

Author:

Downloads: 1639

Pages: 356

Published: 3 years ago

Rating: Rated: 5 times Rate It

  • 1 star
  • 2 stars
  • 3 stars
  • 4 stars
  • 5 stars
Book Description HTML

Black Market Baby reveals my life growing up as an adoptee. . . With its inherent sense of restlessness, abandonment and denial. Half the U.S. Population (140 million Americans) have an adoption in their immediate family. There is an estimated seven million, or one-third of the Canadian population, involved in the triad of adoption. I was born in Canada in 1940. Pregnancy outside of marriage was a disgrace and young women who found themselves in such situations were whisked away and dumped into convents or hospitals. Babies were taken out of the arms of young mothers, often without their consent and sold to married couples. They were smuggled across the U.S./Canadian Border. Papers were forged or destroyed. They were called “black market babies.” I was one of these children. The writing of this book made my adoption real to me. It chronicles the life journey and search for birth parents, evolving into an epic tale of illegitimate babies sold illegally through adoption rings operating in Montreal, Quebec, and the northeast United States during the 30s, 40s and early 50s. This intriguing account is told against a backdrop of historical events from 1940 to the present day. I was faced with the shame of unwed mothers, the shame of being different, the shame of being abandoned by my own mother and born of a questionable past. My parents didn’t tell me until I was eleven years old, a mistake made by many, and I spent most of my adult life ignoring the fact of my true origins. It wasn’t until I was forty-eight that I began to face the truth and start searching. This story exists on many levels: adoption, divorce, politics, mystics and psychics, backpacking into the wilderness to find solace, facing health issues, dealing with three daughters, dropping out of the clichéd housewife existence to living the alternative lifestyle of an artist, which has always been my secret desire. It shows the difficulties of coping with the truth about my life and facing the realities of who I am. . . It is a story of discovery.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Renee Clarke

Black Market Baby is written under a pen name to protect the identities of those involved. This is my fifth published book and I’m working on the next two. I was born and raised in Canada and moved to the US to get away from the strangling political atmosphere in Quebec during the 1970s. I was finally drawn to the West – the Rocky Mountains – where I love to hike and eventually wound up at the Pacific Ocean.

You may also like...

  • God Saw You Kill My Two Little Friends!
    God Saw You Kill My Two Little Friends! Biography by Mary N Stamper
    God Saw You Kill My Two Little Friends!
    God Saw You Kill My Two Little Friends!

    Reads:
    388

    Pages:
    378

    Published:
    Aug 2017

    Three nine-year-old card playing hillbilly girls who were stolen, beat and raped, two were shot. They are two reasons I continue writing. Interbreeding was re...

    Formats: PDF, Epub, Kindle, TXT

  • Fist of Destiny : Memoirs of a Martial Artist
    Fist of Destiny : Memoirs of a Martial Artist Biography by Karl Lancaster
    Fist of Destiny : Memoirs of a Martial Artist
    Fist of Destiny : Memoirs of a Martial Artist

    Reads:
    172

    Pages:
    117

    Published:
    Jul 2017

    Auto biography of Karl Lancaster, world champion and multi stylist in martial arts. From humble roots in London fighting disability to World champion in kung ...

    Formats: PDF, Epub, Kindle

  • Shadows Of Life
    Shadows Of Life Biography by Ram Lakhan Prasad
    Shadows Of Life
    Shadows Of Life

    Reads:
    142

    Pages:
    110

    Published:
    May 2017

    This publication is about the family life, achievements and national service of an educationalist.

    Formats: PDF, Epub, Kindle, TXT

  • Strange Times; Wacky Anecdotes
    Strange Times; Wacky Anecdotes Biography by John M W Smith
    Strange Times; Wacky Anecdotes
    Strange Times; Wacky Anecdotes

    Reads:
    114

    Pages:
    50

    Published:
    Apr 2017

    Over the past year I made a series of posts on my blog to relate incidents from my life so far. Encouraged by the interest that they aroused, I decided to com...

    Formats: PDF, Epub, Kindle