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Merry #Christmas… no books under the tree this morning?

Don’t despair if the book you wanted didn’t materialise this morning. There are loads of great deals on books and ebooks over the Christmas period so go on, why not treat yourself. Try a new author, a new genre, or re-read an old favourite. Take the chance of a breathing space this week to start reading the ‘Identity Detective’ series from the beginning. The ebook of Ignoring Gravity is 99p at Amazon UK and 99¢ at Amazon USA. BUY THE BOOK And if you’d like to tweet a link to THIS post, here’s my suggested tweet: IGNORING GRAVITY 99p and 99¢ at Amazon #Kindle via @SandraDanby
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Categories: Book Love.

#LongLostFamily Helen Harrison’s story #adoptionreunion #truestory

The agony of birth parents and children, separated for decades, is explored by the UK television programme Long Lost Family which aims to reunite adult adopted children with their birth families. Anchored by popular presenter Davina McCall and journalist Nicky Campbell [below], it is particularly poignant for Campbell who was himself adopted as a young child. The series is incredibly popular in the UK, concentrating on the emotional stories of children and parents, rather than the nuts and bolts of the search. Some of the interviews are heart-rending. Now in its third series, the programme is sensitive to the emotional difficulties on all sides of the adoption triangle, no judgements are made about the past, the emphasis is on reunion where possible and emotional healing. To give you a taster, here is the story of one birth mother seeking her son. Helen Harrison tried to find her child for years. In 1977, at the age of 16, she fell pregnant. She hid the condition for five months. When her father found out, he turned her out of the house. “I can remember him just looking at me and saying, ‘Just get out, just get out…’” In the UK in the 1970s,
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Categories: Adoption and On Researching.