The featured image for April 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.

Researching Reform has been sharing his work for several months and he is, with affection, our “artist in residence.”

Paul’s paintings reflect his experiences as an adoptee including the loss of identity he suffered as a result of being forcibly adopted.

With our ongoing and deep thanks to Paul for allowing us to feature his work and his enormous talent on Researching Reform.