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Chosen Mum and Daughter

When Tania fled fighting in central Africa, she eventually arrived in the UK. Tania had lost her parents but Chris became her second mum. Fi Glover presents.

When Tania fled fighting in central Africa, she arrived in the UK exhausted and traumatised. She had brought her two younger siblings to safety but had lost her parents in the violence. That's when Chris, a retired teacher, stepped in.

Fi Glover listens in as Chris and Tania describe themselves as 'chosen mum and daughter' and talk about the powerful bond that has grown between them.

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