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At sixteen, a young woman gives up her baby for adoption. Thirty years later, full of anticipation and misgivings, mother and daughter set out to meet each other. Thea has always felt herself a misfit in the home of her fussy, middle class, adoptive parents and hopes she will have more in common with her biological mother.

Themes: adoption, meeting biological mother, meeting biological daughter, guilt, blame, reunion, strangers

Author’s note: I was adopted as a baby but have never attempted to look for my biological mother. This story is based on the premise “what if two mother and daughter arrange to meet only to discover they come from very different backgrounds.”

This short story, Recognition, is available as a download on Amazon or Smashwords