Gael Downs Hancock and Karen DiMattia

Recorded December 7, 2005 Archived December 7, 2005 00:00 minutes
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Interview ID: MBY000869


Woman talks about mixed feelings of getting in touch with biological family

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biological sister contacts her thru her adoptive father. Correspondence with sister, mixed feeling about meeting her, soon learned that she was much better off being given up for adoption than if her biological mother would have raised her. How this made her feel.
having her own children--first blood relatives she knew.
“I felt very empowered by being adopted.”


  • Gael Downs Hancock
  • Karen DiMattia