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Vickie Faulkner Adkins Makes Readers Laugh Until They Cry in Her Own Riveting Memoir of An Adopted Child

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The diversity of humanity proves to be immense with people’s varying experiences — some humorous, others heart-twisting, and most inspiring. In Vickie Faulkner Adkins’ memoir, I Laughed Until I Cried: The Memoir of an Adopted Child, she serves all three of these experiences, resonating every life of an adopted child.

The postwar period brought cosmic sorrow and struggle, especially to the innocent ones. As for Vickie, with her rocky journey along life’s road, she was among the many affected by the tragedy. She was indirectly one of the stolen and sold 5000 children between the 1920s and the 1950s by the notorious Georgia Tann, “The Mother of Adoption in the United States.” Georgia earned her money through selling the children, thus making her wealthy. Copycat criminals followed her lead and joined in on what today would be considered Child Trafficking. Her father, perhaps needed money or just wanted it, decided to cash his own daughter in for a quick payoff. Her mother, on the other hand, never gave up on reuniting with the child. Both birth parents, long since divorced, continued to fade in and out of her life at different times. That resulted in a tumultuous roller-coaster ride for Vickie and strongly impacted her psychologically. Though adopted by a prominent family, her life was certainly not all laughter. Many tears were shed under the roof of her adoptive parents. 

This inspiring memoir by author Vickie Faulkner Adkins addresses the deep emotional wounds a family, especially the parents, can inflict on a child. Ultimately, insecurities and horrors of an adopted being passed from one home to another are weaved creatively and passionately, making it hard to put down.

The author’s talent for sewing such a beautifully written read, dusted with humor, and real-life pain and struggles altogether shall cloud the eyes of the reader with tears, either from laughing or crying.

I Laughed Until I Cried: The Memoir of an Adopted Child” book copies are available at

Writer: Vickie Faulkner Adkins
Publisher: Iuniverse Inc
Publication Date: June 19, 2019
ISBN-10: 153207414X
ISBN-13: 978-1532074141
Kindle: $3.99
Paperback: $10.16
Hardcover: $20.33

About the Author
Vickie Barnes was born in Chewalla, Tennessee. She was kidnapped at the age of three during the postwar period. She was moved to the state of Texas, sold to a prominent family, and became Vickie Faulkner. She was the first of four adopted children—her brothers and sisters all from different families.

Her experiences encouraged her to write this inspiring memoir, “I Laughed Until I Cried: The Memoir of an Adopted Child.” It details her very own story of hope, tears, and laughter.  More than that, it directs a way to become an overcomer.

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