c. 1960s England
Life After Baby
Hi, this happened to me as my first, to be adopted parents had marriage problems and I had to be removed from their home by a MORAL welfare worker. I was 5 months old. Louise.
I was a 'second choice' baby although I didn't know it until I was in my early teens. I found an old diary of my mums and a few details were in there. I've always known I was adopted and my parents were wonderful but I've always had problems and it wasn't until I read 'The mortal scream' that I understood
Hi Cazanno. I'm not surprised you've had problems, I have too, and I believe most adopted people do even if they are not aware of them. Unfortunately we live in a society that does not always understand the trauma of losing your mother, ancestry, heritage, genetic history etc. and the impact this has upon us.
My mother looked after me for 8 weeks, then staff at the maternity home I was born in when she had no option but to leave me there. Then I was boarded out , as it was called then, then went to adopters then removed, apparently forcibly, then more foster care then finally adopted at 6 months. So so sad for all of us
Hi Can anyone help with any information I am trying to find my brother , my mother had no choice but to give him up for adoption, she was at the Salvation army mother and baby home at Mount cross, broad lane, bramley, Leeds born 3rd December 1960 he was registered as David Reed and both my mum and brother at 3 weeks old were taken to Lincoln for her to hand him over to his new parents, I'm not sure where to start looking or how to find out his new name and could really do with some advice