Finding Family, Part Three: The Family We Choose

My sisters faced an unexpected choice: let in this stranger or not?

Imagine, if you will, that you have lived a half-century without knowing that you have a sibling. Imagine that your parents remained married until the day your beloved father died. And that you and your sister were the apples of his eye, daddy’s girls with no reason to doubt the size of your family.

If you can imagine that, then you can imagine what it would be like to hear thirdhand that some of what you…