Someone Else's Child

Episodes

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01Vanessa Orr2011101820111227
20120214 (RS)

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Lorraine Kelly speaks to Vanessa Orr who has fostered 144 children over the last 25 years, discussing some of the reasons behind fostering and why adoption wasn't a consideration. They talk about the emotional commitment that is required and although it can be challenging, it can also be very rewarding to both the carer and foster child.

Lorraine Kelly speaks to Vanessa Orr, who has fostered 144 children over 25 years.

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Lorraine Kelly speaks to Vanessa Orr who has fostered 144 children over the last 25 years, discussing some of the reasons behind fostering and why adoption wasn't a consideration.

They talk about the emotional commitment that is required and although it can be challenging, it can also be very rewarding to both the carer and foster child.

02Jackie Kay2011102520111029
20111031 (RS)
20120216 (RS)

4/4

Lorraine Kelly speaks with Scottish novelist Jackie Kay about her quest to find her biological parents and how her journey took her to Nigeria, where she traced her birth family.

They also discuss her adoption by white parents, her life growing up in Glasgow, and how finding your identity as an adopted child is not always complete when you trace your biological family.

Lorraine Kelly talks with Jackie Kay about quest to find her biological parents.

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Producer Phil Sime

Presenter Lorraine Kelly

Repeat of 25:10:2011 14:05:00

Repeated on 31:10:2011 00:02:00.

Lorraine Kelly talks to Jackie Kay about her quest to find her biological parents.

03Joy Constable2011110120111106

Lorraine Kelly speaks to Joy Constable about her decision to adopt two children with disabilities and how that impacts on every day life. Joy explains that looking after a child with a disability can be extremely challenging at times but it can also be very rewarding.

Lorraine Kelly speaks to Joy Constable about adopting two children with disabilities.

Lorraine Kelly speaks to Joy Constable about her decision to adopt two children with disabilities and how that impacts on every day life.

Joy explains that looking after a child with a disability can be extremely challenging at times but it can also be very rewarding.

04Phil Reay-smith20120213

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Lorraine Kelly speaks to Phil Reay-Smith on his experience of same sex adoption and the reality behind the controversial issue. Phil talks about some of the prejudices associated with same sex adoption as well as some of the challenges he and his partner Michael have had to overcome.

Lorraine Kelly speaks to Phil Reay-Smith about his experience of same sex adoption.

04Phil Reay-smith20120102

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Lorraine Kelly speaks to Phil Reay-Smith on his experience of same sex adoption and the reality behind the controversial issue. Phil talks about some of the prejudices associated with same sex adoption as well as some of the challenges he and his partner Michael have had to overcome.

Lorraine Kelly speaks to Phil Reay-Smith about his experience of same sex adoption.

04Phil Reay-smith2011110820111113

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Lorraine Kelly speaks to Phil Reay-Smith on his experience of same sex adoption and the reality behind the controversial issue.

Phil talks about some of the prejudices associated with same sex adoption as well as some of the challenges he and his partner Michael have had to overcome.

Lorraine Kelly speaks to Phil Reay-Smith about his experience of same sex adoption.

05 LASTAnn Mitchell2011111520111120
20120103 (RS)
20120215 (RS)

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Lorraine Kelly speaks to Ann Mitchell about her struggle to start a family and how that eventually led her to adopt from overseas. Ann explains that although the adoption process can be a time of huge uncertainty, it can also be a time of huge celebration when your adoptive child eventually comes to live with you.

Lorraine Kelly speaks to Ann Mitchell about her decision to adopt from overseas.

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Lorraine Kelly speaks to Ann Mitchell about her struggle to start a family and how that eventually led her to adopt from overseas.

Ann explains that although the adoption process can be a time of huge uncertainty, it can also be a time of huge celebration when your adoptive child eventually comes to live with you.