Birth Marks | Synopsis
At a time when flower power and bellbottoms symbolized an era that embraced free love, a young girl is illegally sold to an upper middle-class Connecticut couple by the kingpin of baby brokers. Thick drapery and mirrored animal print wallpaper disguises the abuse Marnie endures by a family afflicted by mental illness and addiction. Birth Marks, a memoir, chronicles an adoptee’s childhood growing up in the richest county in the country where friends and neighbors turn a blind eyes to others families dirty secrets to becoming a teenager in the material world of the 80’s when people were judged by the labels on their jeans' pockets. It is a story about the primal desire to be loved by the people that raise you and a hopeful tale of embracing the redemptive power of your own DNA.