Jackie Miller knew when she got married that she would adopt a child. And in the early 1970s, she and her husband brought home their son, Scott.Listen to the whole thing, it is well worth it. It's interesting to hear the mom talk about not telling her son for so many years, and how the secret seemed to get bigger and bigger as time passed. . . .
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But while Scott Miller knew he was adopted, he didn't know what prompted his parents to choose adoption to grow their family.
"When I was 17, I got pregnant," Jackie explained to her son. "And the light of my life is my father, but he gave me 24 hours to leave town. And I did have a son. I gave this baby up for adoption and said at that time that I will adopt a child when I'm able to take care of a child."
Friday, June 11, 2010
NPR StoryCorps: An Adoption Story
Click here to listen to mother and son share a story about adoption: