Episode 30

30: Ruby Lee – "Don’t be Selfish, Do the Right Thing"

Ruby Lee grew up in a middle-class family in the Midwest. As a teenager, Ruby Lee started a bi-racial relationship with her boyfriend. Ruby knew that was unacceptable by the racist language used by her father in the home. She lost friends who didn’t support this relationship. The support she expected from the birth father upon learning of her pregnancy was not there. Ruby Lee kept believing, of course he will come around because ‘ he loved me’. She held onto hope. Her hope was failing as each month passed. The experience in the unwed mother’s home was still judgmental with birth moms discriminated against her as having a bi-racial child as they were judged also as unwed mothers.

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Birth Moms Real Talk
Conversations with Mothers who relinquished children into adoption.

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