St. Louis author enlightens readers on affectionate world of adoption through parenting book

SAINT LOUIS — Author Barbara Taylor Blomquist announces the nationwide release of her book, “Insight Into Adoption: How the Adoption Effect Impacts Families,” where she points out that knowledge and insight provide enlightenment to dilemmas often found in adoptive families.

This updated third edition of “Insight Into Adoption” explains why people in the adoption world think and feel the way they do. Adoptees and adoptive parents should know their feelings and thoughts, although different, are normal. Once understood, misconceptions fall away. They’re in a unique situation — living and loving in a family where members are not biologically connected to one another.

Insight Into Adoption” explains why adoptive parenting is different from biological parenting. Many enlightened adoptive parents appreciate their adoption experience as a gift from life. They are grateful and cherish how adoption has touched them. All adoptive parents, with knowledge and insight, should be able to say the same.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Blomquist, with over 40 years of personal and professional experience in the adoption field, has written four adoption-related books. She is a biological and an adoptive parent, who served as an adoption consultant, coordinated adoption support groups and worked for a residential children’s home and a children’s counseling service. This experience has provided her with insight and compassion into this extraordinary and loving world. She is currently based in St. Louis, Missouri.

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