Melissa Ohden is one such survivor. The LifeNews writer had written and spoken out extensively on her survival, her earth-shattering story and how she eventually met her birthmother. In Ireland to support pro-life efforts to keep the nation protecting babies before birth, Ohden shared more about that experience of meeting her mother, saying the healing and reconciliation was “better than anything I ever expected:”
Melissa explained: “My biological mother was 19 years old, a university student, wasn’t married to my biological father but was engaged to be married”.
She recalled: “It was better than anything I ever expected, but at the same time it was probably more difficult than I expected – only in the circumstance that I knew she was hurt by what was done to her. But to look in her eyes and to see how much pain it caused her… I don’t think I was prepared for that look in her eyes.
Melissa says that for 30 years her birth mother never knew her daughter had survived. The discovery that she had was a ‘complete and utter shock’.
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