Mother Meets Daughter She Placed For Adoption 77 Years Ago

Minka was 16 years old when she was cornered in the woods and raped. A few months later, she learned she was pregnant. After a month of parenting her baby, she knew

“It hurt to give her up, because she’d been with me for a whole month. But I knew it was best for her and I had to go on.”

But she never stopped praying for her baby, especially on her birthday. Then in 2006 she prayed, “Please just let me see her. I promise I won’t bother her. I promise Father. I just want to see them.”

Two months after that prayer, she received a call from her daughter, who was now 77 years old.

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Rachel Skousen

Rachel has a long-held passion for adoption that was sealed through her work as the content manager at She currently works as a content specialist at, finding and sharing amazing adoption content from across the web. She is a mom of three and loves reading and napping in her spare time.

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