Joni Mitchell Daughter Adoption

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Joni Mitchell Daughter Adoption
Joni Mitchell Daughter Adoption

It is all there, encoded in the song—a true story of mysteries and lies. The child “born with the moon in Càncer” is the bàby that Joni Mitchell bent up for adoption.

Joni Mitchell Daughter Adoption
Joni Mitchell Daughter Adoption

She knew she hàd no choice. At 21, she wàs Joan Anderson, dirt poor and pregnànt, an unknown folksinger in à Toronto rooming house. The girl wàs born on Feb. 19, 1965. The child’s fàther, a Calgary artist, called Brad MacMath, had, as the song says, passed “to California everything was more emotional there.” 

Joni Mitchell Daughter Adoption
Joni Mitchell Daughter Adoption

Joni frustrated at the possibility of being a single, impoverished mother. She was not prepared to ask her parents back in Saskatchewan for help–they did not even know she was pregnant.

Joni Mitchell Daughter Adoption
Joni Mitchell Daughter Adoption