Marianne Perrys Blog - Posts Tagged "tasmania"
John and Sue Brierley with their adopted son Saroo.
This film tells the true story of Saroo Brierley, who through a series of devastating events was separated from his family and town in India, and forced to fend for himself as a young boy in Calcutta until arriving at an orphanage. Saroo was adopted by Sue and John Brierley, and taken to begin his second life in Tasmania, Australia. From there, he begins the unbelievable journey of reconnecting with his birth mother, with unwavering support from his family in Tasmania. What was your experience adjusting to life in Tasmania? How did your parents and your community make that feel like home for you? And knowing my background too, but you know … I sort of made friends pretty easily.
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Mum and Dad were very affectionate, right from the start, always giving me lots of cuddles and making me feel safe, secure, loved, and, above all, wanted. That meant a lot to a child who'd been lost and had experienced what it was like for no one to care about him. Unlock explanations and citation info for this and every other A Long Way Home quote. Mum was delighted when the word came through but also calm: somewhere inside her, she'd always felt that the vision she'd had at the age of twelve had meant it was her destiny to have an adopted child by her side. She is an advocate of replacing Australia's various state laws on intercountry adoption with a simplified federal law.