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  29. <title>Sharing our Stories&#8211;A First Mother&#8217;s Perspective</title>
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  95. <description><![CDATA[{Please click on ‘Read More’ to best view this post} Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it. &#8211;Edmund Burke—18th century Irish statesman &#160; First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Communists, and I did not speak out— [&#8230;]]]></description>
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  189. <title>My Life as a Pizza</title>
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  201. <description><![CDATA[So, I have two lives. The life I lived as the daughter of my adoptive parents and the potential life I would have lived if I&#8217;d been kept. I&#8217;m related to the first group by emotional attachment (and a piece of paper) as well as shared life experiences, and to the other group by blood. [&#8230;]]]></description>
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