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Beverly Schlechter and her daughter, Susan Rossman, met for the first time two years ago in San Diego. Schlechter tells of their separation and reunion in her memoir. Courtesy of Beverly Schlechter and Thousand Oaks (Calif.) Acorn

Grand Forks native finds the daughter she was forced to give up as a teen

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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Before a joyous reunion with a child she lost nearly 60 years ago, Beverly Schlechter had been a prisoner of March 10.


On that day in 1956, the Grand Forks native gave birth to a girl she would wait 56 years to meet, a story told in her memoir, “A Life Exposed.”

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