Imagine if, squirreled away deep in some government department, secret records were kept about your childhood. Things you hardly remember or know but each in its own way formative to who you are.
Most people would find the state possession of such personal details deeply unsettling. And this is the plight of many orphans and wards of the state.
But one man, long a champion for those once on the fringe of society, is demanding answers and a change in government approaches to kept records.
He wants those children, once powerless, to be a central part of the decision making. This is his cause and his story.
The Courier is proud to be able be able to bring these issues and stories to light.
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