Adoption: The Making of Me

Ruth: A Mother Searches for a Mother

January 30, 2023 Louise Browne & Sarah Reinhardt Season 3 Episode 10
Adoption: The Making of Me
Ruth: A Mother Searches for a Mother
Show Notes

Ruth Bendig is a “Baby Scoop Era” domestic adoptee. The oldest of her adoptive
parents' three children, she and her brothers were all relinquished as infants and raised in the Midwest.

Becoming a mother jump-started a desire to learn more about her biological history.
WIth the support and encouragement of her adoptive parents she began to search, first through the state, then, when that proved to be a dead end, through DNA testing. She is now in reunion with siblings and cousins on both sides of her biological family.

Also in this episode, Sarah and Louise discuss A.M Homes' The Mistress's Daughter.

If you'd like to read along with Sarah and Louise, go here: The Mistress's Daughter by A.M. Homes

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