Conversation between friends, Fiona and Natalie, about Fiona's adoption of Natalie's son Isaac.
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Bowie, Fiona, 1956- (female, social anthropology lecturer), Thomas, Natalie, 1978- (female, mother)
BBC Radio Wales
Friends, Fiona and Natalie, talk about how Natalie felt when she gave up her son Isaac for adoption as a baby, what happened when Fiona adopted him and how they managed to meet up again later in Isaac's life despite discouragement from social services and adoption agencies. They discuss how well they get on, how right it felt when they met and how they feel like one big family brought together by Isaac. Natalie describes how developing a relationship with Isaac has allowed her to be at peace, knowing that he is looked after by such loving parents. Fiona describes how much Isaac wanted to meet his birth family, the long and difficult search to find Natalie again and the positive effect knowing Natalie has had on his life.
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