PLAIN PEOPLE: Travailogue

Having babies is never easy, but blonde, brown-eyed Ann Barley made it even harder than most. An unmarried Government pressagent, 36-year-old Ann got a maternal glint in her eye a year ago; she had been listening to a Dutch official talk about Europe's orphans. And she had just fallen heir to a legacy. She decided to get a European baby to go with it.

Ann had herself accredited as a foreign correspondent, stocked up on baby clothes, practiced pinning a diaper or two on some small relatives, and set sail. In Holland she had her first international labor pains. The adoption...

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