“Deception may give us what we want for the present, but it will always take it away in the end.” –Rachel Hawthorne
On November 30, 1976 a baby girl was born to a young couple in New Jersey. Four days later, she was handed to a married couple who hoped to adopt her through a privately arranged adoption.
For the next forty years, the young couple had no idea where their baby was, if she was safe, healthy or even alive. Over the years, they searched for her through adoption registries and reunion websites, but were unable to find her.
For the same forty years–and only a few miles apart–their baby was raised to believe she was the biological child of the couple who adopted her. Until 2017, when an unexpected result on an Ancestry DNA test shattered their web of lies.