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Searching For Me: An Adoptee’s Journey of Faith, Family, and Belonging

by Scott Sullivan

Being given away for adoption just days after being born left a mystery around Scott Sullivan’s life that tugged at his analytical mind, fueling a sense of self-doubt throughout his introverted life that affected his friendships, his faith, and amplified his insecurities.

Hoping to uncover his past and find his biological mother and father, he began his search with no more than fragments of a story about an Italian cruise ship and knowing that his birth mother was very young at the time.

His search takes several unexpected turns after a DNA test brings him together with a distant cousin several states away. His journey takes him up and down the U.S. East Coast and across the Atlantic Ocean to ancient villas in Italy.

In this emotional and candid memoir, Scott captures his journey in a witty and honest narrative that confronts his hostility towards God followed by his adoption into God’s family. Scott opens up about his concern of how to potentially reach out to a mother who may not want to speak to him after four decades. It is a story of losing his adoptive father to dementia while looking for his biological parents.

This story started as a search for his biological family. It turned into an international journey that revealed God’s grace.

Adoptee Author: Scott Sullivan

Publication Year: 2019

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