National Adoption Week

14 - 20 October 2019 National Adoption Week is all about raising awareness of how the adoption process works and to find more loving families for children who really need them. Adopt South: Who can adopt? Essential requirements Aged 21 years and over. They are looking to talk to individuals who can provide a home… Continue reading National Adoption Week

Why be Happy When You Could be Normal by Jeanette Winterson

In 1985 Jeanette Winterson's first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, was published. It was Jeanette's version of the story of a terraced house in Accrington, an adopted child, and the thwarted giantess Mrs Winterson. It was a cover story, a painful past written over and repainted. It was a story of survival.

This book is that story's the silent twin. It is full of hurt and humour and a fierce love of life. It is about the pursuit of happiness, about lessons in love, the search for a mother and a journey into madness and out again. It is generous, honest and true.

Digging to America by Anne Tyler

Friday August 15th, 1997. Two tiny Korean babies are delivered to two very different Baltimore families. Every year, on the anniversary of ‘Arrival Day’ the two families celebrate together, with more and more elaborately competitive parties, as little Susan and Jin-ho take roots and become American.

Lemon sherbet and dolly blue by Lynn Knight

About the book It is said that you can't choose your relatives but some of Lynn Knight's family did. Three generations were adopted, and adopted in three distinct ways. 'Lemon Sherbet and Dolly Blue' tells their extraordinary story. Reviewed by Bridewell Beauties Told through the eyes of her family and gives a very good account… Continue reading Lemon sherbet and dolly blue by Lynn Knight