Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Love Child is an Australian drama set in Sydney in 1969. It centres around a 'home for unwed mothers' next to a hospital, and explores the issues involved with adoption during this era. Young, unmarried mothers were expected to 'hide away' for the duration of their pregnancy, give up their child for adoption, and then return to their old lives as if nothing had ever happened. The main character is Joan, a feisty, young midwife who challenges the injustice of the system.
Now that I'm a mother, I felt quite emotional watching this show. Giving up Rory would break my heart, I can only imagine what some mothers must have gone through.