On January 20, 1941, she gave birth to a baby boy whom she named Charles. She cared for him for two months until his adoption date. C.Z. and Lillie Mae, a young couple looking to adopt a baby boy, fell in love with the smiling Charles as soon as they saw him. They promised Pauline that they would take good care of the baby and would honor her wishes that the baby's first name not be changed.
A month later, on Charles' 73rd birthday, the two met in person and Charles kissed his mother for the very first time. They talked together for a long while, trying to catch up on all the years spent apart.
Now, they talk on the phone almost every day. They've found that they have a lot in common. "It helps me to know who I am now," Charles says, then adds: "I don't know what I did when I didn't know her."