What happens when an abortion survivor finds and forgives her birth mother, who never knew her daughter was alive?
Melissa Ohden is fourteen when she learns that she is the survivor of a botched abortion. In You Carried Me,
she details for the first time her search for her biological parents
and her own journey from anger and shame to faith and forgiveness.
a decade-long search Melissa finally locates her birth father and
writes to extend forgiveness, only to learn that he has died without
answering her burning questions. Melissa becomes a mother herself in the
very hospital where she was aborted. This experience transforms her
attitude toward women who have had abortions, as does the miscarriage of
her only son and the birth of a second daughter with complex health
issues. But could anything prepare her for the day she finally meets her
birth mother and hears her side of their story?
personal story of love and redemption illumines the powerful bond
between mother and child that can overcome all odds.