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Traveling Sisterhood of Adoption - Reunited Again!

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Not unlike many adoptees, I spent many, many years wondering about my biological parents. I wondered if they were somehow watching me and if they ever thought about me at the same time I was thinking of them. As I got older and more broad in my thinking I would find amazement in the knowledge that they were out in the world somewhere, underneath th ... Read More

Helen's Mystery Solved in 3 Days

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Helen Tucker was born May 3rd, 1952 in Buffalo, New York.  She was placed in foster care immediately after birth for over a year while her biological mother tried to develop a workable plan to keep and raise her.  Unable to obtain a job or residence in Buffalo, Lorraine was forced to return to the Washington, D.C. area where she had grown ... Read More

I Always Knew I Was Different

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My mother hated me from as far back as I can remember. I didn’t know why; no matter what I did, how good I tried to be, I would always get a beating with a doubled leather belt – the buckle end.  The belt use to belong to my cousin Bob and mother got it from him while we were visiting in Oklahoma. That’s all I know.  Som ... Read More

Finding Our Baby Sister: A Reunion Story

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Margaret, with six kids ages two through 17, found herself divorced and a pregnant. The hardest decision of her life was choosing to give her seventh child, a little girl, up for adoption.  Nancy was two years old when Margaret gave birth in 1969 and always felt the desire to search for her sister that was lost to adoption. “I wanted to ... Read More

A Sister's Search: Siblings Reunited

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Sisters, Betty and Sharon, weren’t close as children with a four year age difference between them. They struggled through tough times growing up.  Life wasn’t easy after losing their mother as children, bouncing from place to place with their father. Sharon married young and had two daughters, Theda and Thelma in 1956 and 1957 res ... Read More