I can not imagine what Julie went though while she was an inpatient at Pennsylvania Institute of Philadelphia. However after reading this book and the friends that Julie made while there, I do have a better insight into places like this. Also my perspective of these places has a better outlook. Then having to give up your child.
I am adopted so I could understand and relate with Kathy. Luckily I have really great parents. Also, I have never had the need or want to seek out my birth parents. I am glad to hear that when Kathy found hers that she had a happy ending. Because both Kathy and Julie lent their voices to this book it really made it more personable. I enjoyed looking at the pictures of the family’s earlier life when Julie and her husband were entertaining with the animals.