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  • “Thankfully, birth parents of children adopted today don’t need to go through it alone”

    Many of us will have been saddened by the ITV documentary “Britain’s Adoption Scandal: Breaking the Silence” which focused on a handful of the many thousands of women pressured into “giving up” their babies for adoption in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Here, Frances Coller from After Adoption shares her experience of working with today’s birth families.  […]

  • A birth Mother writes…

    I gave up my son for adoption in 1967 when practices were very different from today. My son hadn’t been neglected or abused.  My only ‘sin’ was to be a 17 year old single mother.  There was no support for me and I had no choice in the matter.  I grieved for him through all […]

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