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The Girls Who Went Away

By Jean LeRoy, Bridgewater, Va. / December 17, 2008

Ann Fessler’s The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v. Wade hit me right between the eyes. As a very young social worker, I worked with a few girls in a Florence Crittenton Home. I had not a clue as to what they suffered. It’s a tale we need to hear.

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