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Barbara Sumner

Barbara Sumner
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Barbara Sumner is an award-winning documentary producer turned writer of fiction for women. Her documentary This Way of Life was shortlisted for an Academy Award, she has won multiple awards for her films and an international journalism prize.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Column: Barbara Sumner - Dear Prime Minister Your child is almost three months old. I was this age when I was taken from my mother...
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