ENCORE: Nurse tracks down birth mother, cares for her without revealing identity
Phyllis Whitsell was eight months old when she was left at an orphanage in the U.K. As a child she was told her parents had died, but she never stopped looking for a connection with her birth mother.
After years of searching, Whitsell found her birth mother, Bridget, and kept a big secret of her own: never revealing her true identity.
In her book, My Secret Mother, Whitsell shares her journey of searching for answers and keeping secrets.
Do you have a story to share about adoption, searching for your roots or finding your birth family?
Listen to the full conversation at the top of this post.
This segment was produced by The Current's Karin Marley.