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Published January 2014.

Mothers and Daughters

Sobriety showed her the struggles her own mother had and reunited her with the daughter she gave up for adoption as an infant

My parents went to great lengths to have children and spent years struggling through many pregnancies and a stillborn. Finally, after several months working with the county adoption agency, they were given the gift of children—both me and a baby boy.

Our parents were professionals and there was a live-in nanny. Early on it seemed that all was well. But then our father died from cancer when we were respectively four and five years old. Soon after this, our mother had a nervous breakdown, which last several weeks. Fortunately, when she returned home, she was able to continue working at her job at which she made enough money to raise us.

-- Carol B.

Wellington, Nevada

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