Welcome to another year.

The featured image for January on our banner is by Paul Brian Tovey, an adult adoptee who was abused by his adoptive parents as a child.

Paul now campaigns for adoptees to have the legal right to revert back to their birth identities.

This painting is called The Wig Of Fates and sheds light on how adoptions, which are approved and signed off by family court judges, can make a child feel.

With our deepest thanks to Paul for allowing us to continue featuring his work and his enormous talent on Researching Reform.