George Wilkins and Adoption
Wilkins was 10 years old when he, his brother and sister, were shipped to Australia as Child Migrants. He spent the rest of his childhood in Australian institutions and the next 24 years in dead-end jobs.
He decided to go to university, did well, and is now a millionaire, with a chain of video shops.
Humphreys, Margaret. Empty Cradles. New edition. (London: Corgi Books, 1995)