Being moved about from place to place has certainly impacted on Jerry, I hope in years to come  he will be at peace with the difficulties of his childhood.

Literature has long been fascinated with fostered, adopted and orphaned children, from Moses to Cinderella to Oliver Twist to Harry Potter. So why do many parentless children feel compelled to hide their pasts? Poet and playwright Lemn Sissay tells his own moving story. Click here to view the TED Talk website.

Source: this video was filmed June 2012 at TEDxHousesOfParliament and is listed on the TED Talks website.

I’m actively crowdfunding to legally adopt Jerry, please check out his story and if it speaks to you, make a contribution.