Two Mothers Share a Child Why Can't Their Hearts Be Open to Each Other?

(Note: This article was previously published in the Huffington Post.) When I began the search in 1984 for the son I’d surrendered to adoption, I was so naïve. Never would I have imagined his adoptive mother wouldn’t want to know me. After all, we shared the same child, though in different ways. What more meaningful relationship could there be? Then I began hearing heartbreaking stories of birth/first mothers receiving threatening letters through lawyers, of phone numbers being changed, of their children’s loyalty being either bought or demanded. One of the children’s books I would obsessively read, and with only a faint understanding of why at the time, to the two sons I raised was Horton Ha

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