Searching for mum

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Over 11,000 people who were born in Sri Lanka have been adopted overseas. Many of them have grown with little knowledge of the people or culture they left behind.
This series examines one of the great questions we all ask ourselves – who are we really?

By following two brave women each episode, on the most important journey of their lives, it explores how ideas of family and roots – that so many of us take for granted – can become so confused when you have no idea who brought you into this world and why they gave you away.

  • BBC
  • August 2018