MARY LORRAINE DANROTH
The Girl's Who Went Away is an eye opening read.
It's going into my 'must read' multiple times.
The biggest awaking with this book is to have more compassion for the Birth Mother's. I thought I had compassion but hearing the stories of so many women has really made me want to reach out hold everyone of them. I want to help them heal. Being an Adoptee is probably one of the better people that can help them.
I feel like I can fill in the loss that they have had to incur. It's horrible what they have been put through. The secrets that they feel they have to keep...the shame that is unnecessary...the guilt is unbelievable. They need someone to stand up and let them know that it was not their fault for any of it. They were not properly counseled before, during or after.
Ann Fessler, the author of this book, grew up the adopted daughter of an adopted daughter. Her mother was never told she’d discovered it. Like me, Ann she when she was young.
Also like me, she never thought about how her birth mother must have felt. Until one day in 1989 when she had
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