Personal History – Milwaukee Woman Searches for her Birth Mom

With every adoption comes a story, a personal history that spans generations and leaves behind clues in the form of birth certificates, genetic traits and feelings of lost identity. This week, we hear the story of Betsy Brenner, the former publisher of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Brenner weaves us through her birth mother’s pasts, her decision to place her for adoption and in the end, her reunion with her birth siblings. Brenner’s story is one that was experienced by thousands of children in the years following World War Two, yet can still be understood by those being placed for adoption today.

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