Britain’s mixed-race GI babies want to know why they were given away.
Really Sad. I hope they can find their families through DNA tests or other means.: “Historian Lucy Bland estimates that around 2,000 mixed-race children were born in the UK to British women and African-American servicemen between 1943 and 1946.
The US Army refused permission for black GIs to marry their pregnant white girlfriends and so the babies they gave birth to were branded “illegitimate.”
Hundreds of babies born to British women and African-American GIs were placed into care. The social stigma of having a mixed-race child out of wedlock was too much for many mothers to cope with, and so many of the children were given up.”