Summer’s mother told her about her NPE status when she was 13–a secret she kept for decades. It wasn’t until she took a DNA test that she connected with her half-siblings, some of whom (to her shock) already knew about her, too.
Summer shares how her relationships are developing despite not living in the same state. She also discusses some of the questions she has for her mother, who has since passed.
Finally, Summer shares a unique, compassionate perspective of her mother and the difficult choices she made.
Thanks to Summer for sharing her story.
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