Once, author Lori Jakiela stopped on a whim to visit a palm reader. She told Lori, “We all have two lives and we carry the maps of those lives with us. Our left hands mark the lives we’re born with. Our right hands mark the lives we make for ourselves.” Belief Is Its Own Kind of Truth, Maybe is a book about mapping those lives—the lives we are born with and the lives we make for ourselves. Belief is part adoption narrative and part meditation on family, motherhood, and what it means to make authentic human connections.