A compelling true story about an Italian Catholic family that came to America on vacation and never returned to their homeland. When their youngest unwed daughter became pregnant, her family disowned her. It was 1949. Abortions were illegal. She was seventeen when she gave birth. She was my mother. This book chronicles the effects an unwanted child had on three families and three generations. It shares my mother’s fight for survival to care for me, and how she eventually gave up and left me with strangers. I take my readers through my journey to find the truth. I expose the bad decisions I made along the way, and the price I paid because of them. I share the lessons I learned about life, and how I finally managed to find happiness.