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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.