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The Journey Of Collecting Families What does she look like? Where does she live? How is she doing? These were recurring questions that Jan Everson and Jane Pugh thought often for many years about the daughter they each had given up for adoption. Though the two women, living just houses apart, have shared a similar story for so many years, it was their journey of reuniting with their own daughters that brought them together as close friends. The four women gathered together with me for an interview, Jane and Jan in person and Kelly and Theresa on speakerphone. Though Kelly and Theresa have heard about each other, this is the first time they met by phone. After a few minutes of warm chit chat, we dove into their stories with a box of Kleenex within reach. It wasn’t long before the room was filled with excited chatter and laughter. Soon we were wiping away tears while they began reminiscing and sharing the heart-warming journey of their reunions. Jane & Kelly’s Story Jane Pugh and Jan Everson Jane stepped into the world of motherhood at age seventeen, giving birth to a daughter that she named Shawn Marie, the only baby girl born that day in a group of boys. Knowing that We protect it. You live it. Rhonda L. Wesseln, Agent I’m here to help life go rightTM – so you can enjoy it, while I help protect it. Let’s talk about your life insurance options. CALL ME TODAY. 1023 W. 9th Street Yankton, SD 57078 Bus: 605-665-4411 rhonda@rhondainsuresyou.com 1601487 8vHERVOICEvMAY/JUNE 2017 State Farm Life Insurance Company (Not licensed in MA, NY or WI), State Farm LIfe and Accident Assurance Company (Licensed in NY and WI), Bloomington, IL

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