Just love stumbling on something that provides a wealth of information about a time period often challenged today. I hear more often than I would like, that mothers were not coerced, or pressured to “choose” adoption from my era. That they signed the papers and no one forced them to do so. That they are viewing things with the lens of regret and guilt that has colored their recollections. Note I am not saying all were coerced, or pressured, but if a mother says she was – then I hope you will be more likely to believe her after you read this – an appeal by the adoption agency to overturn a court ruling that the mother was pressured to sign consent she wouldn’t have signed otherwise.