'It took 24 years to find out my son had died'
14 December 2013 Last updated at 19:35 GMT
Carol King-Eckersley's son was one of the 270 people killed in the 1988 bombing of Pan-Am flight 103 over Lockerbie but it was only this year that she found out he had died.
She is now beginning to grieve for the child she gave up for adoption, years after he was killed in the deadliest act of terrorism on British soil.
Ms King-Eckersley spoke to the BBC's Glenn Campbell.