In 1986, Woman's Day ran an article about Marjorie Hotchkiss, a 70-year-old single woman in upstate New York, who adopted a baby girl (Juanita [left] was 5 when our article appeared). Click here to read it. Here is the rest of her story. Photo by Susan Pittard/Studio D; hair and makeup by Jen Navaro
No child should go through what I did-which is why I turned my own tough times into a career helping others.
When I was little, I knew my life wasn't like other kids'. My mom was as old as their grandmas, for one thing, and didn't drive, so friends would take me to doctor's appointments and dance class. But she was warm and wonderful, always singing show tunes and reading me poetry. It was her lifelong dream to have a child, and I felt very loved.
Then, in 1990, when I was 8 and she was 78, she was diagnosed with cancer. I was terrified that she'd Read More »from 'I was Adopted...By A 70-Year-Old Single Woman"