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She had gone seventeen years believing her parents

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was my grandmother. She had gone seventeen years believing her parents were her biological parents, and it was too late for grandma to ask her mother about any details. After finding out, my grandmother was not angry at her mother for never telling her, but her biological mother for giving her up. After years of wondering who she was and new scientific developments, she took DNA tests and started an Ancestry.com page to begin her journey. "There comes a time in the life of every community when it must look humbly and seriously into its past in order to provide the best possible foundation for moving into a future based on healing and hope (pg. 27). This
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Jewett 2 journey was for my grandmother to find closure for herself, and to give her children and grandchildren answers on who we really are. My grandmother researched as much physical evidence as she could about her biological mother. After her father and step-mother had died, her uncle came forward and told my grandmother the truth. The adoption was arranged. My biological great-grandmother was a
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  • Fall '11
  • Minardi
  • Ashlyn Jewett

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