1955 Family Photo with Mom pregnant with me

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1955 Sippel Family - Mom pregnant with me - 3

See Chapter 10: Mixed Messages in Forbidden Family: My Life as an Adoptee Duped by Adoption.

This photo was taken in 1955. My mother was pregnant with me. On the day I met my father for the first time, he showed me this photo, saying, “And this is you right there.”

My father was not aware that his sister-in-law (my aunt, my mother’s sister) had sent a copy of this photo to my adoptive aunt who then gave it to my adoptive mother. I had seen this photo in a box of photos when I was 14 years old, but did not know who these people were.

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So much secrecy – for no reason.