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Back in the late 70s or 80s, CBC did a documentary on the home kids showing how some did well while others were abused ..... They need to re-show it. My Aunt Sarah Selina Tate and her husband Joseph, fostered a girl, Dorothy Elsie Batty and all photos of her show a happy well adjusted little one. They wanted to adopt her but 1914 or so the mother came along and Dorothy vanished from us forever. She had a sister as well but I know nothing of her! I was curious who was the unknown little girl featuring in turn of the century pics, So I sent an email to the archivist at Barnardo's and she replied with enough information I was able to fill in some blanks....Barnardo may have relaxed restrictions because my understanding is that they release only to blood relativess of kids historically in their care. I restored our family album taken around 1900 in Orillia, Ontario
What a heart wrenching story.
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