The Secret Son

The Secret Son

Update: 2019-03-2836
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While walking her dogs one evening Laura Engel received a life-changing email that transported her back to a home for unwed mothers in New Orleans.

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Janeth Quezada

what a beautiful, moving story. thank you for sharing ❤

Nov 18th
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Alissa Maxwell

I started listening to this podcast expecting some voyeuristic thrills. Instead, it has been like therapy, realizing that shame and trauma are universal and hearing how these strong individuals have survived and overcome. This story was so heartwarming. I feel so happy for Laura and her son that they found each other.

Aug 14th
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ABR

This is the heartbreaking story of so many young women in those days. My mom's college friend went through the same thing their freshman year, in '67-'68. She and her parents wanted to keep the baby, but her very religious, conservative grandmother wouldn't have it. So this poor young woman was quietly pulled from school and sent to a home down South. Needless to say, it was a closed adoption. She was not permitted to continue pursuing her science degree, despite being a brilliant student. I think she went on to become a stenographer. She eventually got married and had more children, but never stopped thinking about her little girl. thought about her little girl There is a happy ending, however... recently, the daughter who was ripped from her arms tracked her down and they are now reunited at last! I hope everyone who went through something similar can find the strength and support to overcome the undeserved shame and find some kind of peace, if they haven't already. 💕

Jun 9th
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PJ Simon

I think this one affected me the most, probably because I was given up for adoption in 1969. It feels a bit like I was getting a glimpse into my own biomom's life, though I know nothing about her.

Mar 28th
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