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The Other Mother : A True Story

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A woman's love for the child she gave up for adoption.
Paperback, 295 pages
Published August 31st 1992 by Soho Press (first published 1991)
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I read this years ago when it first came out. And then I saw the Lifetime movie. And then I (naively) tracked down the author in the days prior to the Internet (1995) to tell her how very much I loved her book. Seriously. I contacted the publisher who told me where she lived (can you believe it?). I then called 411 and provided her hometown and her last name. Despite my stalker-like tendencies, she was nothing short of gracious.
Her perspective as a birthmother was the first I'd ever heard, besi...more
Rhonda Rae Baker

This memoir brought me to tears on many occasion...especially the second half although the first was horrifyingly accurate with the era that it happened.

My heart went out to Carol in SO many ways! I think that a personal letter will do her more justice, but I'm blessed to have read a story where the child wasn't aborted...(-: Even though her son was least he was allowed to live!

I rejoiced upon her search and the openness of th...more
Eva Leger
Feb 01, 2009 Eva Leger marked it as to-read
Sadly, I'm sticking this back up on a shelf until a later date. I'm hoping the lack of connection I feel is due to my current mood and nothing else. Usually a well written book about adoption can get me interested every time. I can't call this not well written because I haven't read enough.
I'm hoping to get back into it another time and if I can't then I can't. I will give it another shot though. I'm somewhat upset because I was really looking forward to this.
Its awesome that she had a successful reunion with her birth son. It is a special, delicate relationship, it was refreshing to read the journey that isn't always roses. Thank you for sharing your story.
Debbie Lemaire
I am one of those birth mothers who was hidden away when I was 18 years old to give birth to my child, a boy, who was given up for adoption in 1978...the end of an era...where women were shamed and coerced by society and their parents to give up their children. 35 years later it still has a huge effect on me. This book tells MY story...and it is heart wrenching. I only wish the adoptive mother could read our point of view.
could have been my story except mine hasn't turned out the same way hers did so far....
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