I had a baby in 1974, a little girl.
Editor’s note: Thanks for sharing your story with us…you are now embarking on an adventure, one that may bring a mixture of pain and frustration and wonderful joy. You made a decision back then that was brave and commendable – you sacrificed your own feelings, and endured the pain of loss and grief, to give your daughter the life you felt you couldn’t give her. It sounds as if you are going about this in a healthy way – I presume you have already researched how to take it further. If not, contact the British Association for Adoption and Fostering or your local Social Services Department for more information. We wish you well on your journey of discovery and healing – let us know how things unfold. We’ll be thinking of you.