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Mariella Frostrup - Bringing up Britain

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    Posted by Florence19 (U15446260) on Wednesday, 3rd October 2012

    Mariella and her editors made a huge mistake in this programme. A shocking oversight, when she described those who 'had given up willingly' compared to those where the State had taken them into care for adoption.
    There was a State dictorial in earlier years where children were not given up WILLINGLY - but 'taken away' through cultural brutality from their disgraceful Mothers - simply because the babies had been born out of wedlock - or without a supportive partnership, which often did not exist during those years for women. Fortunately, single mothers have had support since this terrible time but it is only for the sake of this support that 'willingly' has left our vocubabulry in this separation of Mother and child.
    The programme, which I couldn't fully listen to because of my need to write
    this response - was no doubt a total emphasis on the Adoptive parent and child
    and for the better future of both.
    A most weakened programme as a result of not researching an overall viewpoint. And so cheerfully orchestratred by Mariella - whom I presume has
    not had to deal personally with the loss of a child through Adoption - as obviously, I have. Although I do not know that for certain - but a strange voice on the matter.

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    Posted by Onslow The Cat (U13672446) on Wednesday, 3rd October 2012

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    Posted by zencat (U14877400) on Wednesday, 3rd October 2012

    Is this about a TV programme, if so which one? Sorry to ask. 
    It was on Radio 4.

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    Posted by magnificentpolarbear (U1225328) on Wednesday, 3rd October 2012

    So you are saying that NO woman willingly put her child up for adoption during this time period and EVERY adopted baby was snatched from the mothers arms because they were some how in disgrace?

    what absolute rubbish !

    And you could quite easily have listened to the rest of the programme before posting on here. And as you didn't listen to it all it is difficult to tale your criticism seriously because they could have been addressed in the part you couldn't be bothered to listen too.

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    Posted by Peta (U24) on Thursday, 4th October 2012

    I'm closing this one as it's about a Radio 4 programme

    You can contact Radio 4 about this, or any other Radio 4 programme ehre

    Radio 4 feedback

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