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Jackie Miller adopted her son, Scott, in the early 1970s. Scott grew up knowing about his adoption.
Here, Jackie talks to Scott about her decision to adopt him.
NPR's Morning Edition June 11, 2010
SM: When did you and dad decide to adopt?
JM: We always knew from the time we first married and we must have talked about it even before that. You know, we are very methodical people.
JM: Now, this is something you don't know. When I was seventeen, I got pregnant. And the light of my life is my father but he gave me 24-hours to leave town. And, I did have a son. I gave this baby up for adoption and said at that time that I will adopt a child when I'm able to take care of a child.
SM: Wow. I just wasn't ready for that.
JM: I'm sure.
SM: Thank you for telling me.
JM: So many times I would think, 'Gosh, is this the time to tell him?' But I'm 73 now and it just seems like such a big secret.
SM: Well, I guess, um, speaking of secrets. Um, when I came out, I remember kind of saying to you, 'Hey Mom, I want to talk to you about something' and I stumbled just telling y...
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Intro and OutroINTRO:
Time now for StoryCorps.
This is the project that's recording loved ones across the country
talking with each other about their lives.
Today -- a conversation between Jackie and Scott Miller.
Jackie adopted Scott in the early 1970s.
When he interviewed his mom about her decision ...
... he found out there was more to the story than he knew.OUTRO:
Jackie Miller with her son, Scott, at StoryCorps in New York City.
Their interview will be archived at the Library of Congress.
And you can read MORE of their conversation in the new StoryCorps book,
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