Other Writing


The Guardian (Family):  The Search for my Birth Mother

Saturday, March 28th 2015

Guardian Family 28.3.15
Book cover:  chosen, living with adoption


Chosen:  Living with Adoption  ed. Perlita Harris 

(Published by British Association for Adoption and Fostering, December 2012)

I felt privileged to have been able to contribute poetry to this extra-ordinary book which brings together writing and poetry by over 50 UK adopted adults born between 1934 and 1984. Through a broad range of perspectives – adoption within the extended family, late discovery adopted adults, transracial and transnational adoption, those who have searched for their birth family, and those who did not search but were found by a birth relative – they capture the life-changing power of adoption and the different meanings it can take on at different stages in one’s life.

Chosen should be read by anyone whose life is touched by adoption. Whether you have an adopted son or daughter, niece or nephew, friend or colleague, whether you are a social worker or government minister, this book will give you crucial insights on the legacy of adoption. Hannah Pool