Nobody's Child, Paperback Book
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What's your name? Where were you born? What is your date of birth?Simple questions that we are asked throughout our life - but what if you didn't know the answers?

Kate Adie uncovers the extraordinary, moving and inspiring stories of just such children - without mother or father, any knowledge of who they might be, or even a name to call their own.

With a curiosity inspired by her own circumstances as an adopted child, Kate shows how the most remarkable adults have survived the experience of abandonment.

From every perspective Kate Adie brings us a personal, moving and fascinating insight into the very toughest of childhood experiences - and shows what makes us who we really are.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336 pages, up 20 120 colour and b/w
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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  • Category: Biography: business & industry
  • ISBN: 9780340838013

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The descriptions of 'how' some children are abandoned was eye-opening.This book is the reason that I decided to apply to adopt from a country were it was likely my child would not be abandoned (eg I didn't apply to China due to their current laws on reliquishing a child), as this image of a child growing up feeling like they come from a black-hole was not what I wanted for my daughter.