'I had looked in so many faces for so many years, thinking.."Could that be her? Is she looking at me because she knows me?"
'All the while I had looked at the woman who once knew me as her daughter.'
Nita was the daughter of a minister who was ashamed by her pregnancy out of wedlock, and due to the threats and shame and lack of support, the expectant mom ended up giving up her daughter to social services
When Thomas was told who her biological mum was, she was shocked because she had worked with her for 2 years as a part time patient care technician.