Love Child

Love Child A True Story of Love, Loss and Reunion

Revised Edition

Paperback (30 Aug 2012)

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Synopsis

Adoption is one of the great, untold stories of our recent past. It is a truly epic tale of loss, guilt, identity, family feuds, reunion and redemption. It is a subject, until very recently, surrounded by secrecy and taboos.

This is the heart-warming true story of a little girl's adoption in the 1950s and her search, nearly forty years later, for her birth mother. When mother and daughter meet, Sue thinks she has finally reached the end of her journey. Then Sue discovers she wasn't the only baby her mother gave away ...

Weaved throughout is the vivid, emotional history of adoption in the UK. Drawing on a wide range of intimate personal experiences, it outlines the forces that shaped 20th century adoption practice, from baby-farming, the stigma of illegitimacy, incest and the bastardy laws, to children taken by force, the Magdalene laundries, mass emigration schemes without parental consent, to modern day adoption practices, buying babies from abroad, sperm donor fathers and tearful reunions on Trisha.

About the Publisher

Vermilion

Vermilion

Covering the areas of personal development, health, diet, relationships, psychology and parenting, Vermilion’s titles combine cutting-edge research with reassuring, straight forward strategies to motivate, instruct and comfort. With authoritative, practical and inspirational advice from respected authors such as Oliver James, Tim Ferris, Gina Ford, Dr Atkins, Edward de Bono, Dr Phil McGraw, Lynda Field and Judi James, Vermilion books really change lives.

Book information

ISBN: 9780091947644
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Imprint: Vermilion
Pub date:
Edition: Revised Edition
DEWEY: 362.734092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 292
Weight: 216g
Height: 198mm
Width: 128mm
Spine width: 19mm