Taken

A True Story of the Pain and Scandal of Forced Adoption

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Pub Date 01 Sep 2022 | Archive Date 01 Sep 2022

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In 1972, Michelle Pearson gave up her son for adoption.

As ‘one of those girls’, she was expected to hide her shame with secrecy. No one should ever find out she’d had a child.

But she never forgot the son who was taken from her.

In the years that followed she struggled with PTSD, traumatic memory loss, agoraphobia and anxiety – impacting every area of her life.

This is Michelle’s story of love, loss and hope; of how over 50 years she has managed the consequences of living with her secret, survived the emotional pain, and finally, after being reunited with her son, the journey to rebuild their lives together.

In 1972, Michelle Pearson gave up her son for adoption.

As ‘one of those girls’, she was expected to hide her shame with secrecy. No one should ever find out she’d had a child.

But she never forgot the...


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Such a heartbreaking story but one which is ultimately uplifting. The honesty and bravery with which the author shares her experience is very moving and I suspect many younger readers will be shocked that this sort of practice was common within living history. These stories need to be told and these facts need to be remembered, so we can learn from them and not repeat them.

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Taken by Michelle Pearson

1972, Michelle Pearson gave up her son for adoption.
As ‘one of those girls’, she was expected to hide her shame with secrecy. No one should ever find out she’d had a child.
But she never forgot the son who was taken from her.
In the years that followed she struggled with PTSD, traumatic memory loss, agoraphobia and anxiety – impacting every area of her life.
This is Michelle’s story of love, loss and hope; of how over 50 years she has managed the consequences of living with her secret, survived the emotional pain, and finally, after being reunited with her son, the journey to rebuild their lives together.
A harrowing and poignant story of a young girl who due to the time ( marriage before babies ) found herself in a terrifying situation of having her baby taken away from her , and the damage to her mental health that followed . Wonderfully and frankly told .
Thank you for having the courage to share it with us .

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