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Reunited after 77 years: Woman meets the daughter she gave up for adoption
Daily Mail, UK ^ | 02 Jan 2012

Posted on 01/02/2012 4:06:05 PM PST by Lorianne

For almost a century, Minka Disbrow tried to find out what became of the baby girl she gave up for adoption after being raped as a teenager. She hoped, but never imagined, that she would see her daughter Betty Jane again. Her only connection to the child was a black and white photograph of the baby bundled up in blankets shortly after she was born.

Then in 2006, Mrs Disbrow, who turned 100 years old at the end of last month, received a call from Brian Lee who turned out to be her grandson. He then asked if she'd like to speak with Betty Jane - whose name was now Ruth Lee.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: 100yearold; adoption; answeredprayers; goodwoman; rape; wow

1 posted on 01/02/2012 4:06:08 PM PST by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne
What a beautiful reunion
2 posted on 01/02/2012 4:08:01 PM PST by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

She looks amazing for 100 years old in that pic. So glad she lived to see her daughter, and her daughter had the opportunity to meet her bio-mom.


3 posted on 01/02/2012 4:11:44 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Lorianne

Wife just said WOW.


4 posted on 01/02/2012 4:11:53 PM PST by painter (No wonder democrats don't mind taxes.THEY DON'T PAY THEM !)
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To: Lorianne

What a beautiful story. Thank you.


5 posted on 01/02/2012 4:14:50 PM PST by truthkeeper (Vote Against Barack Obama in 2012! (That's my story and I'm sticking to it.))
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To: Lorianne

Such lovely women. Luckily for Ruth Lee and her accomplished children and grandchildren, our language did not include the phrase “except in the case of rape” at the time of her birth.


6 posted on 01/02/2012 4:17:37 PM PST by Mygirlsmom (Disgusted with it all.)
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To: Lorianne

LOVELY story! Thanks!


7 posted on 01/02/2012 4:20:23 PM PST by YouGoTexasGirl
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To: Lorianne

Comment from the site:

“The woman gave the child the gift of life and loved her anyway, despite the circumstances of her conception. What a wonderful story. The world is richer because she gave that baby the right to live.”

Amen!


8 posted on 01/02/2012 4:22:46 PM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: Mygirlsmom

“Such lovely women.”

I agree.

“Luckily for Ruth Lee and her accomplished children and grandchildren, our language did not include the phrase ‘except in the case of rape’ at the time of her birth.”

I understand the point you’re trying to make, but, if I read correctly, there is nothing to indicate that she wanted to give her up to adoption, either. The article said that she was not allowed to have the baby at the farm. So, while I understand the desire to use this as an example of giving for an adoption, rather than abortion, I really don’t think that she wanted to do either. I am glad that her prayers were answered and she was able to see the baby she had to give away again. God hears all prayers, and is Good. And was good to this loving mother, in granting her her lifelong wish: to see her baby girl again.

(I, like you, in no way support, accept or condone abortion, either, I just don’t think that the dilemma you allude to is applicable to this heartwarming story. JMHO.)


9 posted on 01/02/2012 4:24:28 PM PST by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: Lorianne

My, what a beautiful pic....don’t know why my screen is getting blurry though....


10 posted on 01/02/2012 4:28:33 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: maica

...to life !


11 posted on 01/02/2012 4:29:46 PM PST by Freee-dame
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To: Lorianne

My two “adopted at birth” children (now both grown)
have never expressed any interest in knowing who their birth parents were.


12 posted on 01/02/2012 4:31:26 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Some never do have any interest. Some do and never do anything or tell their parents for fear of hurting them. Some have no interest but use it to hurt their parents. Everybody is different.


13 posted on 01/02/2012 4:40:54 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (*Philosophy lesson 117-22b: Anyone who demands to be respected is undeserving of it.*)
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To: Lorianne

Can you imagine, at the age of 82, meeting your mother? Incredible story.


14 posted on 01/02/2012 4:49:05 PM PST by surrey
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To: Lorianne
The blessings of adoption (pro life decisions) which were standard practice at the time. This man would never have been born had his grandmother been lured into an organization like planned parenthood.

"Accomplished: Minka Disbrow shows off an shows an autographed photo of her grandson Mark Lee, space shuttle astronaut, at her home in San Clemente, California"

15 posted on 01/02/2012 5:00:05 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Sometimes it’s the grandchildren who get the search going, as in this story.


16 posted on 01/02/2012 5:13:05 PM PST by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

That was a very cool story.


17 posted on 01/02/2012 5:27:43 PM PST by Bodleian_Girl (Just sayin'.....)
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To: JDW11235

The point I was attempting to make is that “today” rape is considered a valid reason to deny an innocent child and his or her future offspring of life—even by some of those who would otherwise disapprove of abortion.


18 posted on 01/02/2012 5:36:31 PM PST by Mygirlsmom (Disgusted with it all.)
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To: Mygirlsmom

Ruth and Chet live in our rural area. Very nice folks and just plain good people. Ruth worked at the local Walmart until she was 75, IIRC.

The entire county claims Mark Lee and we are all very proud of him.

It was strange to see this on FR, go to the Daily Mail and then find the story on our local paper’s website.
http://lacrossetribune.com/vernonbroadcaster/lifestyles/search-for-medical-history-finds-much-more-daughter-reunited-with/article_2ab970ae-316b-11e1-bc40-0019bb2963f4.html

Small world.


19 posted on 01/02/2012 5:57:09 PM PST by reformedliberal
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To: Lorianne

What a very nice story. Thank you for sharing.


20 posted on 01/02/2012 6:05:16 PM PST by Texas56
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To: Repeal The 17th
My two “adopted at birth” children (now both grown) have never expressed any interest in knowing who their birth parents were.

My husband is one of 5 adopted children. Out of those 5, only his twin sister (they were adopted together) ever had any desire to find her biological family. she searched for years and finally found them. It's worked out well for her, but my husband still hasn't met any of them.

21 posted on 01/02/2012 6:10:25 PM PST by reformed_dem
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22 posted on 01/02/2012 6:43:01 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Repeal The 17th
My two “adopted at birth” children (now both grown) have never expressed any interest in knowing who their birth parents were.

Excellent!

The two children who live with me and we are adopting know exactly who their birth mother is and are scared to death at the thought that they may ever have to live with her again and whatever it takes, God willing, they never will.

They've been with us 3 and a half years and it looks like it may finally happen some time soon. There will be a vanity with pics when that happens.

23 posted on 01/02/2012 7:13:22 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: Mygirlsmom

Oh, no doubt, I agree with you completely. Maybe I was being touchy (if so, I apologize), I just wanted to be happy about the miracle the women had received. With the election heating up and tempers flying, I guess I was testy. I don’t agree with abortion under any circumstances
(I must qualify that in saying that I don’t believe ectopic “pregnancies” to actually be pregnancies since the embryo is unviable in all but maybe one or two cases known to man, miracles themselves).

The fact that we even have to have this conversation as a society makes me feel we have become lesser than the heathens sacrificing their babies to Moloch. At least they delivered the babies first. We’ve come to a sad, sad, point in human existance. That’s why the story that was the basis for the thread made me so happy. Bringing in the abortion part brought me out of that happy moment, so I didn’t mean to be snappy (I wasn’t trying to be, honest). I apologize.


24 posted on 01/02/2012 7:22:03 PM PST by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: JDW11235

Not at all....I too was quite touched by this story....and as a delighted auntie by adoption of two of the most wonderful little girls in the world, I am supremely grateful for those women who choose life, and grieve for the loss of unknown wonderfulness of those who weren’t given a chance to live.


25 posted on 01/02/2012 8:04:34 PM PST by Mygirlsmom (Disgusted with it all.)
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