Janie Bush was just 19 years old in 1968 when she discovered she was expecting a child. 

After careful consideration, she decided to give her daughter up for adoption. 

In 2014, Janie came to StoryCorps in Dallas, Texas with her daughter, Tracey Bush, to talk about what happened next.

Top photo: Janie and Tracey Bush at their StoryCorps interview in Dallas, TX on December 8, 2014. By Callie Thuma for StoryCorps.
Bottom photo: The first photo taken of Janie and Tracey Bush, when they reconnected on Janie’s porch when Tracey was 12 years old. Courtesy of Janie Bush.

Originally aired on November 8, 2019, on NPR’s Morning Edition.