The Heartbreaking Story of Sharon Elliott – The Hatbox Baby

Love For A Child On Question

22. Love For A Child On Question

The 1930s were a truly trying time in American history, and the period is most remembered for its rampant poverty and struggle. Unsurprisingly, ‘doorstep babies’ were a commonality, as babies would often be found on the doorsteps of churches, hospices, total strangers, and even out in open fields.

Due to the strain of the Great Depression, it is believed that even though children were abandoned, it never had an effect on the love their parents had for them. Truly a tough pill to swallow, but Sharon managed to work through it, however, D’Anna was adamant that the main reason for her abandonment was their conception out of wedlock.

This popped another question for D’Anna; why did they abandon her in Arizona if they were from Iowa, over 2,000 kilometers away?

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