Estrangement from Adoptive or Foster Family

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Albee, Edward Franklin

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Connolly, Brian

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Cornwell, Patricia

Cornwell was born Patricia Daniels to a married couple. When she was five or seven (sources differ) her father abandoned the family for another woman. Her mother moved with the three childr... [more]

Crawford, Christina

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Fisher, Florence

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Goolagong-Cawley, Evonne Fay

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Graham, Eddie

Graham was adopted by his aunt and uncle when he was five, after his birth parents died. His sister was adopted by their grandmother. The family were well-to-do dairy farmers near Johannesb... [more]

Grey Owl

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Griffis, Joseph

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