How authors Jo Willis and Brigitta Baker found their biological parents


Jo Willis and Brigitta Baker recently published the memoir Adopted: Loss, love, family and reunion, detailing their experience of growing up and then reconnecting with their birth families under the closed-adoption system in Aotearoa.

The New Zealand Herald ran an extract of the memoir. 

‘Like thousands of Kiwi children, Jo Willis and Brigitta Baker grew up not knowing their biological families due to closed adoption laws in New Zealand. As the Government reforms the country's 67-year-old Adoption Act, the pair share how they connected with their birth parents.’

Read the extract here.