Love Child: A Memoir of Adoption, Reunion, Loss and Love

Love Child: A Memoir of Adoption, Reunion, Loss and Love

by Sue Elliott

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

In this enthralling memoir, Sue Elliot tells her own story of growing up as an adopted child. She details her emotional search for and meeting with her birth mother, Marjorie, the heartbreaking tale of how Marjorie came to give up Sue for adoption in 1950s England, and the shock of finding that she, Sue, wasn't the only child given away by Marjorie. 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, children taken by force, and mass emigration schemes, to modern day adoption practices, buying babies from abroad, sperm donor fathers and tearful reunions on Trisha.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780091901790
Publisher: Random House UK
Publication date: 01/28/2005
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.17(d)

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