Ellie Simmonds: Finding My Secret Family

July 2023

Ten days after she was born, Ellie was placed for adoption, and has often wondered if this decision was taken after her parents were told she had a disability.

Now she wants to find her birth mother, and gain a wider understanding about why children from diverse backgrounds are more likely to be placed for adoption.

In May 2024 this documentary won a BAFTA award.