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Sometime in the mid-1970s, when I was in college, the realization dawned on me that, as an adoptee, I had been somebody’s “unwanted pregnancy” once upon a time. In the fullness of time, especially after my wife and I got married and began having children together, that realization became one of my strongest motivations to search for my birth-mother—I wanted to thank the woman who, though I had never met her, had carried me in her womb for nine months and seen me through to the beginnings of my life in this world (and for me as an adoptee, even such a basic concept as . . .

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Craig Kellogg Galer is a retired automotive engineer. He and his wife Jennifer have eight children and eight grandchildren. Roman Catholics, they do marriage ministry for their home parish, Church of the Resurrection, in Lansing, Michigan, and are members of the Work of Christ, an ecumenical charismatic community in Lansing.

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