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The Life Of Von

story In the world-wide web of adoption, there are amongst adult adoptees, still a few areas which remain taboo. One of these is to do with biological mothers and the difficulty adoptees have in criticising them or taking them to task for obvious wrongs committed. Yes, we all know they have suffered, been abused, been denied their rights and had a hard time living with the guilt, the loss, the trauma. Most of us would believe we have compassion and empathy for that suffering. It is very hard when what they have suffered causes behaviour which directly impacts on us. I’m thinking here of the adoptees denied, those amongst us who have their very existence denied by a woman they know to be their mother, a woman who cannot face up to the past in which she could not or would not tell the truth. Another scenario in which a woman…

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