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Memoir; An Affair with my Mother; By Caitríona Palmer

27th March, 2016
Caitríona Palmer describes the difficulties she had dealing with her adoption and then meeting her birth mother Picture: Megan Witt

The day Caitríona Palmer turned six, her mother told her she was adopted.

She told her the news almost casually, while mother and daughter were making a bed.

“You know how it is your birthday today? Well, there is somebody very special that you need to say a prayer for . . . Before you were born, another mammy carried you in her tummy but was unable to keep you. She gave you...

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