51% Show # 989

Albany, NY – BILLBOARD - Susan Barnett(1:12)
Claudia Corrigan D'Arcy is one of the lucky ones - she found the son she'd given up when she was 19 and he wanted to be found. They met in March of last year. They are building a relationship. During D'Arcy's search for her son, she discovered what she calls the secret of adoption...it's a business.

9:00 D'Arcy

D'Arcy lives in New York's Hudson Valley. She is active in the adoption rights organization, Origins USA. You can find out more at their website, origins-usa.org.(9:19)(MUSIC BRIDGE)

SHOW BREAK - Coming up on 51%... an author shares her feelings about her birth mother's re-entry into her life. And we'll hear one mother's story of finding her daughter.
If you missed part of our show, you can listen to 51% anytime. Just download our podcast at wamc.org or call 1-800-323-9262 to order a CD - you'll need to know the program number. This week's show is #989.
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The questions of who we are are ones we all face. But those internal questions are louder for children who grow up in adoptive homes. 51%'s Katie Britton speaks with author AM Homes who found a new identity when she met her birth parents. Her memoir is called gThe Mistress's Daughter. h
8:00 A.M. Homes - Katie Britton
Finally today, we have a story of healing...Birdie Jaworski gave her baby up after she was raped. But twenty years later, she discovered something beautiful and unexpected when her daughter found her.

Accidental Joy 6:00

Birdie Jaworski is a freelance journalist. She lives in Las Vegas, New Mexico. You can find out more about her at birdiejaworsky.com (13:00)