Taken at birth: Stolen babies, hidden lies, and my journey to finding home

Reviewed by:

Ceil Carey, retired public librarian and long time book discussion leader


Taken at birth: Stolen babies, hidden lies, and my journey to finding home


Jane Blasio









217 pages



Jane Blasio was a Hicks baby. Born between the 1940 and 1960, these babies came through the Hicks Clinic in Georgia and were provided to prospective parents in a variety of ways: stolen, paid for, literally taken from the arms of their birth mothers.

Jane knew she was adopted but when she first saw her birth certificate as a young teen, a myriad of questions caused her to attempt to find out her background. But what resulted was a Pandora’s Box for many others involved in this human trafficking scheme. This is Jane’s story as well as the story of many other Hicks babies and along the way, Jane became an expert who became famous across all major news networks.

Told in the first person, Jane tells a compelling story albeit one that at times is difficult to follow. But her search for the truth is one that we can all relate to.


3 out of 5

Suggested audience:

Adult fans of non-fiction

Christian impact:

An interesting story with only a few mentions of Christianity until toward the end of the book. But certainly a Christian worldview.



Taken at Birth: Stolen Babies, Hidden Lies, and My Journey to Finding Home

About Ceil Carey

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals.

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