Rachael Clark is a straight-A student graduating from the University of Maryland this year, getting married this summer, and making plans beyond that.
She is preparing to write book about adoption; to pursue a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy; to become a mom to at least four kids.
Not bad for a young woman who was tragically left in a dumpster, sealed in a dark garbage bag, on the day she was born in September 1989.
“Some days, it’s like it never happened,” Rachael told NBC's Today. “But some days, I really do struggle. I have such strong abandonment issues.”
Being tossed into a dumpster and left for dead with her umbilical cord and placenta still attached will do that - but Clark insists she is not bitter.