Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

6/8/2007

Negotiating the difficulties of a delicate pact

IT WAS A SATURDAY, midmorning. A telephone split the stillness.

Kendall McArthur’s adoptive mother, Dorothea, known as Dorrie, took the call in the study. In an instant, more than two years of turmoil crested, then crashed in Kendall’s heart. It was her birth mother.

Kendall, 11, dismissed a playmate. She crept to the study door, just out of sight, and listened intently. Within moments, the conversation grew heated. Kendall had neither seen nor spoken with her birth mother, Patti Sheets, in what seemed like forever. for more click here

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