Before We Were Yours

Based on the true story of families torn apart by Georgia Tann, who stole poor children to sell to the rich for exorbitant prices. From the 1920’s to the 1950’s Georgia Tann lied to families in hospitals, telling them their newborns were stillborn or didn’t make it. She tricked illiterate parents into signing over their older children, under the guise of helping get them a free hospital bill. When distraught mothers and fathers were finally able to locate their missing kin, their names were changed and they were told they’d already been adopted (even if they weren’t). Hundreds of children died under the care of this abhorrent woman.

It’s mind boggling that she got away with trafficking children for thirty years. A riveting tale that is both heartbreaking and uplifting.

Makes me wonder what prominent lineages in our world were affected by her actions.

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