Daughter turns loss into life lessons

Lacey Huckaby was 18 when she met her mother for the first time. It was Mother's Day 2005. Their meeting was more fate than coincidental. Huckaby, who is black and was adopted as an infant by a white family, knew her biological mother's name, Bettie DeBruhl, when she was growing up. But she was told by her adopted family that her biological mother had died. During Huckaby's freshman year in college, she went looking for a clue, some detail about the woman who gave her life. More

Lacey Huckaby was 18 when she met her mother for the first time. It was Mother's Day 2005.

Their meeting was more fate than coincidental.

Huckaby, who is black and was adopted as an infant by a white family, knew her biological mother's name, Bettie DeBruhl, when she was growing up. But she was told by her adopted family that her biological mother had died.

During Huckaby's freshman year in college, she went looking for a clue, some detail about the woman who gave her life.

More