They would live in one of several maternity facilities before giving birth, signing their babies over for adoption and returning home empty handed and heartbroken.
Parr, will talk about how he got started searching for information at the Kansas State Historical Society, his reunion with his grandmother, and how he came to write his first book, My Little
Valentine. He will talk about Kansas City being known as the "Adoption Hub of America" and the reasons behind it being called this in adoption circles. He will share about The Willows and the family who owned and operated it.