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Thirty Years Looking for Mum

Regina Louise spent 30 years searching for the woman who cared for her as a teenager, having been separated by a system which was against inter-racial adoption.

Regina Louise grew up in the American state of Texas. Her parents were not able to look after her so she was left in the care of a string of people, one of whom abused her. Regina went into care where she met her one ray of sunshine, a youth counsellor called Jeanne. However, she was separated from her by a system that felt inter-racial adoption harmed children.

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Donia Jamal Adam and Mohammed Ibrahim Shire are campaigning online to change the negative perceptions around their fellow Somalis. They've created an online platform called Somali Faces - which includes extraordinary stories from Somali people around the world. Including a woman who found a baby on her doorstep, and a man known as the 'human radio station'.

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(Photo: Jeanne Kerr and her adopted daughter Regina Louise. Credit: Regina Louise)

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Tue 21 Jun 2016 06:06GMT

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