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Discovery: I Still Have a Purpose

Discovery: I Still Have a Purpose by Beth Kozan It was kind of a chance encounter, my interview with a social worker from hospice to see which programs Elliot might qualify for. After I’d answered just a few questions, the … Continue reading

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Dear Anne

Dear Anne by Beth Kozan Note from the author: I wrote to an adoptee whose online column had raised issues about her early life. Dear Anne, I’m awake at 3 a.m., unable to sleep. I keep remembering your thoughts as … Continue reading

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This Susie Homemaker Bakes Her Last Cake

This Susie Homemaker Bakes Her Last Cake by Beth Kozan When Elliot wanted to order a yellow cake with chocolate icing from the bakery at A.J.’s, I blithely said, “I can make you a cake.” I got out my recipe … Continue reading

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A Memorial Day to Remember

A Memorial Day to Remember by Beth Kozan Let me tell you about May 30, 1956 – the day lightning struck our neighbor, Elmer. School was out. The cotton was planted. After dinner (served at noon), Daddy had gone back … Continue reading

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Recognizing Loss on Birth Mothers’ Day

Recognizing Loss on Birth Mothers’ Day by Beth Kozan In the late 1980s (so the legend goes), a group of birth mothers who had been meeting for support regularly in Seattle declared a holiday for birth mothers (a woman who … Continue reading

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Good Girl Grows Up

Good Girl Grows Up by Beth Kozan Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be? This was the Facebook meme tonight that triggered some memories … What made me (and a few others) … Continue reading

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Reviewing “Shar’s Story”

Reviewing Shar’s Story by Beth Kozan I guess it shouldn’t have surprised me when, in 1993, my supervisor told me she is a birth mother. Three times at that first adoption agency I worked for, I was told by a … Continue reading

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