Videos tagged with adoption
A MyStory film uploaded by DHE Solutions Ltd. Born at Brettargh Holt near Kendal, Lancashire, Michael tells his story of being adopted at the age of three and a half after being transferred from Brettargh Holt to a children's home in Liverpool. Following the passing away of both his foster parents Michael began his journey to find his birth mother in his endeavour to piece together the early years of his life. His determination and reluctance to be deterred by the responses he received through the Catholic Adoption Society eventually resulted in him meeting his birth mother for the first time forty years later. From there on Michael kept in touch with his mother, through her time in a care home and for the last seven months of her life spent in hospital. Michael's is a truly heart-warming story which encapsulates the plight of a great number of adoptees who set out to track down their biological parents, a story which Michael summarises as "a wonderful story that has a happy end from a sad start". www.mystories.eu www.dhesolutions.co.uk
In the second part of her interview, Muriel Webb speaks of how her life changed after getting married at 21 and leaving her adoptive mother. After the breakdown of her marriage Muriel found herself alone and vulnerable, it was charities like Social Contact Group' that supported her throughout the years. Muriel has tried to find her real mother several times over the years, even publishing an article in The Sun newspaper. Until now she has unfortunately not found any information.
This is the extraordinary story of Muriel Webb's childhood. Born in 1942, daughter of an unmarried woman and a German soldier, Muriel was given up for adoption. She was born with a brain tumor that left the left side of her body disabled and with countless medical problems. Her adoptive mother could not cope with her disabilty and abandoned her at county hall in London. In Part 1 of her interview, Muriel recounts her childhood memories of living in and out of children's homes. She explains what it felt like to be a child with a severe disability in those times and how she never really felt part of a family. She lived in these homes until she was 17 and then went back to live with her adoptive mother, a time which did not leave her with fond memories...