I’m So Lucky

Barbara Sumner. Column: Barbara Sumner – How special do you feel? What factors make up your sense of special – or otherwise? Many adopted people remember...

Who Owns You?

Barbara Sumner. Column: Barbara Sumner –    Who owns you? Have you ever asked yourself this question? If you are a non-adopted person then the idea that...

Dear Toni Street

Column: Barbara Sumner – Dear Toni StreetCongratulations on the arrival of your child born through a surrogate. I have read of your frustration at...

Why I hate biographies

Column: Barbara Sumner – Barbara Sumner.I have a friend who loves biographies. She’s always telling me to read accounts of dire lives turned around,...

What more do you want?

Column: Barbara Sumner – Barbara Sumner.I’ve spent most of my adult life searching for my biological family. I’ve encountered endless roadblocks. The majority of...

Like a Stranger

Column: Barbara Sumner – Barbara Sumner.There once was a woman who kept changing everything: her hair, her glasses, her furniture, her style, her husbands...

Letter to Jacinda

Column: Barbara Sumner – Barbara Sumner.Dear Prime MinisterYour child is almost three months old. I was this age when I was taken from my...

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