Not long after my three children went to live with their mother and her boyfriend, they began complaining about the terrible new life they encountered in their new home. They and I discussed the different situations and tried to work out ways in which they could make things better. This book recounts how I strove to help them deal with their new circumstances. Some helped, others are pending.
When she fell pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent of Roscrea, Co. Limerick, to be looked after as a `fallen woman' and at the age of three her baby was whisked away and `sold' to America for adoption. Coerced into signing a document promising `Never to Seek to Know' what the Church did with him, she never saw him again. She would spend...