Thank you Melynda for this post which helps us to understand better, keep learning and see the wickedness of what has been done to so many of our mothers and to us in the forced loss.
Adam Pertman, adoptive father, author of books such as ‘Adoption Nation’ and ‘Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men,’ researcher, and president of the Even B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, recently wrote an article for HuffPo about the movie, “Philomena.” It can be found here: Big Lessons That Transcend the Movie: There Are Philomenas All Around Us
I felt a profound sense of relief when he acknowledged my own reality:
“…the reality is that during the mid-20th century and beyond, severe religious, social and familial stigmas against unwed motherhood were the norm far beyond Ireland. As a consequence, it’s almost certainly true that there are more Philomenas in the United States than in any other country — i.e., women who, given a choice, would have parented their children rather than suffering the anguish of losing them” (Emphasis added.)
He is right. And I am one of them.
I am Philomena
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