A Meditation on Family, Caregiving, and Secrets

This episode contains content which may be unsuitable for some listeners, including descriptions of parents giving up their baby with Down Syndrome to an institution in the early 1950s, . Listener discretion is advised.

In this excerpt from Caroline Patterson’s novel The Stone Sister, the year is 1953 and a young couple is struggling with their decision to institutionalize their baby Lizzie, who has Down Syndrome.