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Board Name: Scotland (Adoption Related)
janey UK Sep 11, 2006

Found is the BBC1 documentary series which explores the emotional and heartfelt stories of foundling and adoption cases, following individuals as they seek to trace their loved ones.

The first run of five episodes in May 2006 was acclaimed by viewers and critics alike, leading the BBC to order a new series of five programmes which are about to start filming.

Each case in the Found series receives a considered portrayal, with all sides of the story explored. What would make a mother abandon her child? What does it feel like to grow up not knowing your real name, where you were born, or even your date of birth? Found explores these sensitive and complex questions, touching on our society’s attitudes towards illegitimacy and ethnicity over the last seventy years.

The series is presented by Kate Adie, the broadcaster and author who is familiar to viewers from her years as BBC TV’s Chief News Correspondent. Kate was herself adopted and her book Nobody’s Child, published in 2005, offers a compelling insight into the moving and inspiring stories of abandoned children.

The Found production team works closely with charities such as NORCAP (National Organisation for the Counselling of Adoptees and their Parents) to give abandoned children of all ages an opportunity to trace their past.

Found’s producers are on the hunt for new cases right now.

We welcome calls or emails from individuals who have an extraordinary or heart-warming story to tell, especially those who have personal experience of:

• Abandonment
• Fostering
• Growing up as a foundling or adoptee
• The search for family
• Reunion with loved ones

If this is you or someone you know and you would like to be involved or you would like some more information, please contact: Jane Ayoade as soon as possible at Leopard Films on this telephone number 0207 288 2175.

Alternatively, via email: janeayoade@leopardfilms.com
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