Saturday, 4 April 2009

A cautionary tale...

Adoption issues have become popular news over the last few years, seemingly with the world and his wife searching for their birth families. The media feeds us with happy reunions, birth mothers having been forced to give up their much-loved babies and waiting in the wings for years in the hope that their offspring will come looking for them. The law was even changed a few years ago to enable birth families to trace the adopted child, albeit it with compulsory support from an authorised mediator.

However, what about those adopted children whose birth mothers didn't want them and couldn't wait for the time when they could give them up? Admittedly, these children thankfully seem to be in the minority but they do exist, and there is always the chance that the adoptee's search might have a totally different outcome to the one they were hoping for, even expecting.

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