A Birth Mother shares Oprah’s mother’s shame and pain
I feel like I just found a goldmine. I came across Lorraine Dusky and Jane Edwards blog, Birth Mother, First Mother. They are powerful voices in the fight for the rights of birth mothers and adoptees.
When Oprah Winfrey’s mother was asked on why she had not told her family about the daughter she gave up for adoption, I could have answered for her: shame, humiliation, the sense that you did something gravely wrong. Not wrong in the eyes of the law, but in the natural order of things.