Who are the Hicks Babies?


Listening — Intermediate Level
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Watch the video and answer the questions

  1. How long ago did the illegal adoptions occur?

  2. In which state did these illegal adoptions occur?

  3. How many children are thought to have been illegally adopted?

  4. What are the "Hicks Babies" using to find out about their ancestry?

  5. Dr. Hicks put   on birth certificates instead of the natural parents.

  6. Hicks' granddaughter   Thomas Hicks.


Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. If you were adopted, would you want to know who your natural parents were?

  2. Is adoption popular in your country/region?

  3. What do you think are some of the problems with NOT knowing who your natural parents are?


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