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Old 12-12-2012, 13:34   #256
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In Jeanette's case I might be wrong but I'm sure the programme said her adoptive Mother told her that her Mother was dead.
Thats what it did say on the programme.
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Old 12-12-2012, 14:19   #257
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Thanks Cashman, just been doing some reading online, she says her adoption never really played a big part in Oranges although her Mother often called her the wrong child etc. When she found papers of her adoption in 2007 it changed things for her I've read.

I'm quite intrigued by her for some reason I might even order 'Why be happy' and I've never read a book in my life
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Old 12-12-2012, 14:33   #258
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I'm quite intrigued by her for some reason I might even order 'Why be happy' and I've never read a book in my life
You can read it online here

?????: Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
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Old 12-12-2012, 14:38   #259
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Thanks Susie I had just found the link by reading some earlier posts.

I know this might sound daft to some but I don't mind buying the book, I always feel I appreciate something more if I've paid for it !!! Weird
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Old 12-12-2012, 15:47   #260
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Sorry to pick up on this but any child sometimes does not connect with their parents, it's how your brought up and loved that influences this.

In Jeanette's case I might be wrong but I'm sure the programme said her adoptive Mother told her that her Mother was dead.
Have just finished watching the programme - and she did indeed say that.

I found it a very interesting watch, she's honest and funny and obviously very intelligent and I think she's a great writer. She seems to have made peace with Mrs Winterson as at the end she said "I think she got the right daughter for her and I got the right mother for me." She is undoubtedly who she is because of the up-bringing she received but her sexuality was in no way affected by it, it was already decided on the day she was conceived!

I thought Accrington came across very well in the programme.
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Old 12-12-2012, 17:24   #261
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Adopted Child Syndrome:

Adopted child syndrome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Adopted Child Syndrome (ACS) - Amfor.Net

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Adoptees are 15 times more likely to kill one or both of their adoptive parents than biological children

Although I've only just started digging on the web, there is obviously quite a lot of psychology going on with adopted children. Even those adopted so young that they could have no conscience memory of their biological parents.

Please don't get me wrong, the vast majority will be happy well adjusted people, and almost certainly end up in better households than the one they were born into. Their life outcomes are no doubt improved way beyond what they would have been if they had stayed with their biological parent(s). I am making the point this is almost certainly the case with JW, but it does not come across in the TV programmes.
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Old 14-12-2012, 16:35   #262
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Thanks Cashman, just been doing some reading online, she says her adoption never really played a big part in Oranges although her Mother often called her the wrong child etc. When she found papers of her adoption in 2007 it changed things for her I've read.

I'm quite intrigued by her for some reason I might even order 'Why be happy' and I've never read a book in my life
People who get some fame always have an alure, strange how if your ex suddenly becomes famous or gets a bit of celebrity (no matter how small) - how suddenly they become attractive again in the light of celebrity.

If you are adopted it must always be at the back of your mind...
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Old 15-12-2012, 15:05   #263
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People who get some fame always have an alure, strange how if your ex suddenly becomes famous or gets a bit of celebrity (no matter how small) - how suddenly they become attractive again in the light of celebrity.

If you are adopted it must always be at the back of your mind...
Not quite like that kestrelx Jeanette sought out her birth mother not without some difficulties and blocks from the "authorities" along the way and it didn't really solve anything or have a happy ending for either of them.
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Any Questions today:
Andrew Lansley gets creamed by JW when he says food banks are a good idea. Way To Go Jeanette
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I pass her adopted mothers grave often and soon after the program was shown on TV I noticed flowers had been placed on it.
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Old 20-02-2014, 17:54   #266
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Jeanette is on Question Time - BBC 1 tonight (20/Feb/14) again!
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