Skip to comments.Woman meets child born out of rape, given up for adoption 77 years ago
Posted on 01/03/2012 12:11:39 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
SAN CLEMENTE, CALIF.For most of her 100 years, Minka Disbrow tried to find out what became of the precious baby girl she gave up for adoption after being raped as a teen.
She hoped, but never imagined, shed see her Betty Jane again.
The cruel act of violence bore in Disbrow an enduring love for the child. She kept a black and white photograph of the baby bundled in blankets and tucked inside a basket.
It was the last she saw of the girl until the phone rang in her California apartment in 2006 with the voice of an Alabama man and a story she could have only dreamed.....
On July 2, the phone rang.
It was a man from Alabama. He started asking Disbrow, then 94, about her background.
Worried about identity theft, Disbrow cut him off, and peppered him with questions.
Then, the man asked if shed like to speak with Betty Jane.
Her name was now Ruth Lee. She had been raised by a Norwegian pastor and his wife and had gone on to marry and have six children including the Alabama man, a teacher and astronaut Mark Lee, a veteran of four space flights who has circled the world 517 times. She worked for nearly 20 years at Wal-Mart and especially enjoyed tending to the garden area......
(Excerpt) Read more at thestar.com ...
Life is amazing!
If she had an abortion there would be one less Astronaut in the world.
This is an amazing story.
If abortion is okay when a pregnancy results in rape, would it be okay for this 100 year old mother to murder her 77 year old daughter?
The hand of God was in this ...
Wait a minute... I thought rape victims’ offspring were supposed to be better off dead. What’s all this business about happy, successful people? Astronauts, even? Come on, you’re not telling me that Planned Parenthood has lied to us all these years, are you?
OMG can you believe that?
Imagine finding out your grandson is an astronaut!! how cool is that.
Or we could just chain her up in the backyard and let her eat bugs to survive since the left will tell us her life is meaningless and worthless and no one would want her based on her “origin.”
Millions of babies in America have had God's plans cut short by the misguided philosophy of "a woman's right to choose."
I love this story and its happy ending. So glad she is enjoying her daughter and family before she passes. She can now go to heaven with her dream fulfilled.
That is so wonderful, glad she could finally know.
I have helped two adopted people discover who their birth parents were. One of them made contact with her siblings last year and it was an extremely happy occasion. I know those things don’t always go well but in this case it made me feel great to have solved the mystery and put them all in touch.
It all comes ‘round again.
What a dear brave lady, so often raped women are shamed into aborting a resultant baby, as if that would somehow un-rape her and make everything right.
This is a woman for whom I have great regard and respect. She is a great example of what a brave and centered lady can be. Hats off.
The headline is erroneous. According to the article, the girl, born in 1929, was given up 82 years ago.
They made contact in 2006. That was about 5 years ago. 82-5= 77.
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What a great picture.
“The hand of God was in this ...”
The Hand of God is pretty much in everything.
Your welcome. What a beautiful story. This brought tears to my eyes. God is good. Happy new year to all.
>>>The hand of God was in this ...<<<
Especially for those people who read this story... a number that might be in the millions, but is no doubt in the hundreds of thousands. In each of those people, there will now always be a voice that reminds that that conception, even from something as horrible as rape, still means a real, live human being has been created.
In fact, any time someone mentions abortion for “rape or incest,” I now have a story in response. Not that it will matter with a hardened heart... most of the time. Still, it’s one soul at a time for the creator of the universe.
I’m 72 and they both look better and healthier than I am.A smile for them :O)
My love was adopted by two very loving people who raised her as their own. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t thank God for putting my Roxann in their arms.
Amazing! Thanks for posting.
You beat me to it, CW. Looks like someone couldn't be bothered to read the article he decided to correct.
And math isn’t my strong suit!
A picture of one of her grandchildren.
Great post. Abortion is seen and promoted as some kind of eraser. It does nothing of the sort.
Actually, Fiji Hill is correct. The headline is incorrect based on the facts given in the article. They were separated for 77 years (1929 to 2006), but the baby was given up for adoption in the spring of 1929, nearly 82 years ago, based upon the date of the article (01/03/12).
Sorry, “nearly 82 years ago” should read as “nearly 83 years ago”