About Adoption 4

In 1841 three people who came into my little orphan Annie’s life were already here at work. It was grocer Germain Nicholson who arranged Annie’s ‘adoption’ by family friends.When he and his wife Eleanor arrived with the intention of setting up a wholesale grocery,...

About Adoption 2

Researching my grandmother’s life gave me new perspectives on child care, and how our sense of identity and concept of ‘self’ is formed or malformed by changing social culture. A child of the Gold Rush, her immediate family was her only security in a chaotic frontier...

About Adoption 1

My own experience? For seven decades adoption has been a part of my life. As a teenage office girl it was my job to greet incoming single mothers coming to relinquish their babies, and provide cups of tea for those who broke down as they handed them over to my boss. I...