Conceived in rape and adopted, Erika hopes her story helps other women choose life

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Conceived in rape and adopted, Erika hopes her story helps other women choose life

Erika Kapustinski grew up knowing she was adopted, but it wasn’t until high school that she really began asking questions about her birth mother. That curiosity would eventually lead to the discovery that she had been conceived in rape and that her mother, just a young teen at the time, had chosen life for her against the odds.

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“When I was 21, with two babies of my own, I was in my bedroom with this heaviness on my heart. I needed to know who my birth-father was. My birth-mom was only 14 when she had me, 13 when she was pregnant. I could sense such sadness in her voice.