Mothers Don't Always Know Best
Abuse Comes In Many Forms
Meeting My Birth Mother for the First Time
Back in 1994, at the ripe age of twenty-four, I decided it was high time to meet my birth mother, Judy. Armed with a free plane ticket on the verge of expiration, I embarked on a mission to track down my birth parents.
Now, keep in mind, that Google was just a twinkle in the internet's eye back then, so I had to resort to some good ol' detective work in the online phone listings. Armed with Judy's name, I speculated that she might have relatives lingering in my hometown of Havana, IL. Cue the search for phone numbers under her last name. After a bit of digging, I struck gold and found a relative's number. With a deep breath, I dialed.
Turns out, the lady who answered the phone knew exactly who I was and spilled the beans on Judy's whereabouts in Lincoln, NB. When I called Judy's number, she answered the phone and had been expecting my call as my informant contacted her following our phone call.
Judy seemed genuinely happy to hear from me, and she provided answers to the multitude of questions that I bombarded her with. She spilled the beans about her college days, revealing a brief encounter with my dad who is Black (she is white). The plot thickened as she divulged that my dad was engaged during their time together. When she found out she was pregnant, she decided not to drop the bomb on him, not wanting to jeopardize his future or tether herself to him with a child. According to Judy, it wasn't a love story between them, just a fling with no emotional strings attached.
Face to Face with Judy
Hello Birth Mother
Goodbye Birth Mother
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Click to read an article about my birth father: Who's Your Daddy
What is child abuse?
Child abuse is when a parent or caregiver, whether through action or failure to act, causes injury, death, emotional harm or risk of serious harm to a child. There are many forms of child maltreatment, including neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, exploitation, and emotional abuse.
If you see signs of abuse with anyone you know or are a victim of child abuse, get help right away.
For more information, to seek help, or to find out how to help abused children click here: Childhelp.
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