The most dramatic cases of Child Abuse occured when kids were sent to Australia and Canada from Bishopston (Swansea Wales UK) sometimes with falsified records claiming they had no parents (who had often fallen on hard times or family disruption (1950's)) in the UK. Although my sister Pam and I were lucky and only had a close brush with Bishopston (we were nearby) where that often happened - I cannot emphasise enough how damaging spells in "care" can be inside a context of continual unstable family and attachment experiences.
It may create insecure feelings for a lifetime and creating brain states (of coping) that wipe out memory/experience that can lead to severe incapacity to feel ones own feelings properly .
Adoption afterwards can lead to re-inforced senses of "separated self" (splits in personality) and depending on the receptivity of the culture one is in - it can lead to more severe mental health problems . Getting care right for children is a serious world-altering matter .
It is a serious subject for Art too, and my admittedly , partly grim poetry .
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