Other Mother by Carol Schaefer
A True Story

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When Carol Schaefer gave up her baby boy for adoption in 1966, the nuns at the Catholic home for unwed nothers promied that Carol would forget the whole experience and go on with her life. But 17 years of longing for her firstborn son sends Carol on a quest to find him--a quest that takes two years, exposes psychological and emotional wounds, and brings great joy.

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Published January 1, 1991 by Soho Press. 295 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, Parenting & Relationships, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Adoption is a "middle-class disease," a woman comments in Schaefer's book, and certainly the author's parents' middle-class values ruled as they banished their disgraced teen-aged daughter to a Catholic home for unwed mothers and then insisted that she give up her infant son for adoption.

Jan 23 1990 | Read Full Review of Other Mother: A True Story

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A Literary Guild alternate in cloth, this wrenching account of a biological mother's reunion with the son whom her repressive family made her give up for adoption covers a wide range of adoption issues while testifying to the bonding power of motherhood.

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The meeting between mother and long-lost son plays more like a lover's reunion.

Apr 16 1995 | Read Full Review of Other Mother: A True Story

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