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The incredible and heart-breaking true stories of victims of a notorious adoption scandal – inspired by No.1 bestselling novel Before We Were Yours
From the 1920s to 1950, Georgia Tann ran a corrupt baby business at the Tennessee Children’s Home Society in Memphis. She offered up more than 5,000 orphans tailored to the wish lists of eager parents – hiding the fact that many weren’t orphans at all, but stolen sons and daughters of poor families, desperate single mothers, and women told in maternity wards that their babies had died.
In Before and After, many survivors set out to trace their roots and find their birth families. Before and AFter includes moving and shocking accounts of the ways in which adoptees were separated from their first families. Often raised as only children, many have joyfully reunited with siblings in the final decades of their lives. There are stories of first meetings that are all the sweeter and more intense for time missed, and of families from very different social backgrounds reaching out to embrace brothers, sisters, and cousins.
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT BEFORE AND AFTER ‘What a truly amazing book’ *****
‘Captivating and emotional’ *****
‘A real tear-jerker’ *****
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