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Posted on March 20th, 2011 by David R. Ford
When people hear (or read) the story of my birth parents—a married, middle-class couple who secretly gave up four of their seven children for adoption at birth—they often ask me, Why?” As in: why would my birth parents have so many children that they weren’t going to keep? It’s hard to imagine how difficult it would have been for a woman to be pregnant for a big part of seven years with four children she would serially give up for adoption.
The second half of my book explores the “why” question. But my adoptive mother has a touching answer of her own: “Your birth parents kept having those babies until they created you for us.”