Adoption Complicity; The Girls Who Went Away

No matter the circumstances, the fact remains that consent by the mother is a requirement for relinquishment.

In fact, this very point is made by first mother “Madeline” in “The Aftermath” chapter of “The Girls Who Went Away”. She says that a self-described victim “has to see where you are partially responsible….there is a complicity there that you have to look at….The rock-bottom reality is you were thinking of your own survival more than your child’s.”

I think that’s a remarkable, honest and courageous insight, and it rings true.