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Guardian: Most adopted children never meet their birth family. Is that all about to change?

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hen Amanda Boorman adopted Jazz, then aged five, social workers told her to avoid the town in which her child’s birth parents lived. "The impression I had was that they were quite scary and potentially quite dangerous," she said.

But Boorman, a trained social worker who founded the Open Nest, a charity that supports adoptive families, felt that she had not been told the full story. She decided to visit them.

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