August 25, 2011
GOP Candidate for Congress Adopted AIDS Orphan
Bob Turner, the Republican candidate for ex-Representative Anthony Weiner’s vacant Brooklyn-Queens seat, and his wife Peggy have identified themselves as the adoptive parents of Rosemary Holstrom’s son C.J., now 26, The New York Daily News reports. Holstrom’s story made international headlines nearly two decades ago when, after being diagnosed HIV positive, she began a highly publicized search to find new parents for her son before her AIDS-related death in 1994. The story was made into a TV movie, A Mother’s Prayer, but the adoptive parents were never identified until now.
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