27 Young Street
The library’s next door neighbor and local author Carin Lee, will be reading from her memoir, ” Our Daughter’s Other Mother.”
Carin and her husband, Bill Rogers, chose open adoption when these options were just beginning to be available to families. After the 1930’s, babies born to unwed mothers were placed with infertile couples and those families tried to preserve the myth that their children were their biological offspring. Research in the 1970’s suggested that open adoption was better for children and the practice has since become common.
Carin Lee is a writer and educator who arrived in Maine by way of the prairie of Minnesota where she taught in Blue Earth. She has adjusted to the woods that now surround her and is sustained by the words which inspire her and her students, She was a member of the Maine Arts Commission and is a juried artist in poetry and literature. She studied poetry and writing at the University of New Hampshire and the University of Iowa from which she carries credentials in teaching. In recent years she has enjoyed teaching writing to home-schoolers and is working on manuscripts on the writing of students and has finished her memoir of adventures in open adoption.
Carin and Bill live in South Berwick and raised their children here.