Patty's Journey: From Orphanage to Adoption and Reunion

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In 1936, four-year-old Patty Pearson was taken from her parents and placed in the State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children in Owatonna, Minnesota. Once at Owatonna, Patty was separated from her sister and brother, was sexually abused by the school janitor, and contracted tuberculosis. She was placed in two foster homes where she endured a variety of emotional and physical abuses. Eventually adopted at the age of seven, she would not see her sister again for more than thirty years. Through her late childhood ...

Patty's Journey: From Orphanage to Adoption and Reunion 1996, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780816628667

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