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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 - 1960 was a big year for my adopting parents. First came the infertility diagnosis. Then a new baby arrived with...

Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily - February 04 2019 Editor's Note: Here below is a list of the main issues currently under discussion in New...

Column: Barbara Sumner - As a child, my family saw the musical Oliver. For days after, my adopting mother hummed and sang the theme...

Column: Barbara Sumner - There have always been inconsistencies in my birth story. The dates, the people involved, the actual circumstances. All missing, suspect...

Column: Barbara Sumner - The Gallows Bird is a historical trilogy I have coming out next year. There, we meet Mr Fingleston, a silk...

Column: Barbara Sumner - There’s a cartoon doing the Internet rounds. A mum and a dad look down at their little girl: “Sarah, I’m...

Column: Barbara Sumner - While browsing Instagram, an image jumped out at me. A woman and her husband stand beside the bed of...

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...
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