"Intimate Strangers"

One mother tells the heart-wrenching story of meeting — and deeply bonding with — her son's birth mother.

From the May/June 2003 issue.
Building a relationship with a birth mother

She was going to have a child but couldn’t keep it, I wanted a child desperately but couldn’t have one. She was the mother at birth; I was the mother right after. It sounds simple, but it wasn’t.


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