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Butterbox Babies: Baby Sales, Baby Deaths. New Revelations 15 Years Later by Bette L. Cahill.
A young woman in Nova Scotia gives birth to a child out of wedlock. A childless couple in New Jersey desperately searches for a baby to adopt. They never meet but their lives become forever linked through a tiny baby girl. Natalie, that baby, spent the first two years of her life in the Ideal Maternity Home on Canada’s rocky East Coast. Louis and Mabel Goldman of Newark adopted her in August 1945.
Natalie was one of the survivors. Many babies born at the home were not adopted. They mysteriously disappeared. They were buried in butterboxes used to deliver groceries to the home.
Since Bette Cahill first wrote about the Ideal Maternity Home in East Chester, Nova Scotia in 1992, she has continued to research the story and corresponded with many of the home’s survivors.
Now, in this new expanded edition, the author shares new insights into the story, introducing the reader to many of the survivors and their sometimes sad, sometimes happy searches for their birth parents.