My Shadow Son

“I have a shadow son–a shadow son I didn’t give birth to, a shadow son who believed I was his biological mother for over a decade.”

Gayle Brandeis writes about a young man who reached out to her periodically for 14 years, insisting she was his biological mother. Gayle, nervous, unsure, and scared, knew that couldn’t be the case, but had she blocked out the memory of giving birth and then having to place her child for adoption? She wasn’t sure. And this young man, somehow, was.

Brandeis shares the story of the bond with her “son” whom she has now called her shadow son. Although the two are not actually related, they have a connection unlike any other–perhaps in the entire world.

Read the touching story here.

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Caroline is currently working for Elevati/ as an intern--she loves it! She is a poor college student who is studying English and hopes to go on to wear the master's cap someday. You can find Caroline gallivanting around the European countryside or hoofing it in the mountains. Chocolate in any form instantly wins her friendship, and she is not afraid to geek out over the Lord of the Rings or Star Wars films.

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