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Stolen Lives: A Foster Child's Story from the Forties and Fifties

ISBN: 9780473271152
Authors(s): Netta England

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About Stolen Lives: A Foster Child's Story from the Forties and Fifties:

Netta and her older brother Ray hardly knew their mother. She was a strange woman who made occasional visits, and they did not even know they had a Father. Instead from a very early age they lived with foster parents and at school were treated as different. Growing up, Netta became increasingly aware that her foster mother disliked her. Though never starved, Netta suffered neglect, as well as mental, physical and sexual abuse. After her brother's death in 1976, Netta, by then married with a grown up family, began her long journey to learn about and understand what had happened in the past. She wanted to find out if somewhere out there was a family, her own family that she could belong to. How would she find them, and would they want to know her? She needed to find her roots. Stolen Lives is the record of Netta's journey from a neglected and abused state ward, to a woman who discovers her heritage and creates a positive life regardless of her upbringing.


No of pages: 224
Published as: Paperback
Genre: Autobiography: General

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