In Saco, Maine this year it was all three in a single gesture.
Alice Gagne was pregnant at 17. Feeling she wasn't mature enough to raise a baby, she gave her up for adoption. The baby girl was born on Christmas day.
Alice wrote a letter to the new parents explaining her decision and hoping they would pass it along to her daughter some day. "Every year on Christmas I will wonder what she looks like. I bet she will be beautiful."
Amanda Culbertson got the letter from her mother when she was 16.
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