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Jill Murphy was unprepared to be a mother when she got pregnant as a teenager, but after giving her son up for adoption she has built a family with her husband and two daughters adopted from South Korea

An adoption story, seen from both sides

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Jill Murphy has been on both ends of the adoption spectrum. She’s been the scared, pregnant teenager relinquishing her rights to a baby because she didn’t feel she could adequately love and care for him. And she’s been the recipient of beautiful girls through adoption.


While she’s experienced a lot of ups and downs, Murphy will tell you, life has taken her exactly where she’s supposed to be.

Young and scared

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Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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