Who was this Thomas Liotti whose name appeared on Mary Sirchia’s Ancestry relatives list?
Listed as a second cousin, he had an unfamiliar surname and his identity remained as mysterious as his connection to the family. Who was his mother? Who was his father? Why such a family secret? Was it a scandalous affair? When Mary requested he share his family tree, Thomas suggested she read his book The Secret Adoption. While reading the book the mystery began to unfold. Mary recalled a story of her cousin who gave birth to a baby boy on May 29, 1947 and gave him up for adoption six days later. She believed the mysterious second cousin now had an identity – Thomas F. Liotti. The power of Mary’s love brought the family together and initiated his welcoming into his new family.