“If our daughters resist invitations (or entreaties) to come fully into our lives, insisting “I don’t need a new family,” we see ourselves as the odd woman out, after opening up all the old wound and hurt that has been festering inside.” – First Mother Forum
First Mother Forum had a great post yesterday explaining why some mothers may walk away from reunion, reject, or other. While I did not walk way and have always welcomed my daughter in all respects, I identified with many of the sentiments expressed there.
I recommend reading. The comments are also good.