Viewers of Days of Our Lives have seen Maggie Horton become a mother figure to many Salemites over the years. However, she also raised many of her own children. In 1976, Maggie and Mickey learned they could not have biological children and decided to adopt them. They eventually adopted Janice Barnes (Martha Nix), but Janice’s birth mother, Joanne, eventually won custody of her (via Soap Central). Shockingly, in 1988, Janice was killed by the Riverfront Knifer in the soaps.
Later, Maggie decided to try artificial insemination to conceive a child. She later gave birth to Sarah Horton, but it was soon revealed that Sarah’s real father was Dr. Neil Curtis, who had used his own copy during the procedure, was Soaps in the Deep.
Shortly after Sarah was born, Maggie and Mickey adopted another young woman named Melissa Anderson. Melissa later moved away from Salem in hopes of achieving her goal of becoming a dancer (via Soap Central). After a career-ending leg injury, Melissa moved to Nashville and tried her hand at singing. Her sister Sarah later followed her to Tennessee.
However, one of Maggie’s most interesting children has to be Dr. Daniel Jonas (Shawn Christian), who came to Salem as an adult only to find out that Maggie was his biological mother.
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