Barbara Batchelor, left, didn’t meet her mother, Winnie Latham, until 35 years after she was born. Latham had given up her daughter for adoption after being date raped, and hid her existence for decades because of the social stigma of date rape and out-of-wedlock births at the time.
Barbara Batchelor, left, didn’t meet her mother, Winnie Latham, until 35 years after she was born. Latham had given up her daughter for adoption after being date raped, and hid her existence for decades because of the social stigma of date rape and out-of-wedlock births at the time. COURTESY OF BARBARA BATCHELOR
Barbara Batchelor, left, didn’t meet her mother, Winnie Latham, until 35 years after she was born. Latham had given up her daughter for adoption after being date raped, and hid her existence for decades because of the social stigma of date rape and out-of-wedlock births at the time. COURTESY OF BARBARA BATCHELOR

Separated by taboo, reunited by fate

November 18, 2013 12:02 AM