Searching for a Birth Mother

Caroline Clarke

Caroline Clarke was born in an era when adoptions were kept a secret. Drawing on details provided by the adoption agency and her own investigative skills, Clarke embarked on a journey of discovery that stretched from coast to coast. Her memoir Postcards from Cookie: A Memoir of Motherhood, Miracles, and a Whole Lot of Mail  tells of her surprise discovery of her birthmother—Cookie Cole, the daughter of Nat King Cole and the relationship that grew between them through exchanging hundreds of postcards.