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Love Child: A Memoir of Adoption and Reunion, Loss and Love - Sue Elliott

Vermilion, 2005, Hardback ..
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ.

From the cover: “Adoption is one of the great untold stories of our recent past. In Britain in the last century up to a million children were given up by their mothers to be brought up by other people. One in four families in Britain has direct experience of adoption, and the impact of adoption practice since World War I is still felt today, with mothers and children years later desperate to find each other. It is an epic tale of loss, guilt, identity and lifelong hurt, but also of joy, reunion and redemption. In this moving memoir, written to accompany the major ITV1 documentary of the same name, Sue Elliott tells her own story of being adopted in the 1950s, and her search nearly forty years later for the woman who gave birth to her. In the course of her emotional journey she uncovers the human consequences of post-war adoption policy, and much else besides.”
ISBN: 0091901790