Cathy and Joey grew up in Newfoundland and met at the age of fifteen in a fish processing plant in the Town of Bay Bulls. Realizing they were pregnant at seventeen filled their hearts with joy until reality hit.
Growing up in dysfunctional homes they wanted their child to have nothing of what they had and everything of what they couldn’t give her. Adoption was the only recourse. When relatives in Ontario offered to help them get established, 9 months after they placed their child for adoption, Cathy was hurt and internalized her anger. But they took advantage of this opportunity to get a fresh start in Ontario, married at nineteen and had two more children. Cathy counted down nineteen years and then, as promised, she hired a private investigator to find her daughter.
Does She Think of Me is a story of hardship, inexplicable heartbreak and the healing power of forgiveness through reunion.