Tag Archives: adoption

A Dad for Debra

Plot

Young Debra Wittaker lived happily with her adoptive mum, a widow, then she discovered that Mark Rutland, a new neighbour was her biological father.  Neither parent knew this  and to avoid a tug-of-love situation, Debra was keeping it secret and hoping to get her parents to fall in love and marry.

Notes

Appeared

  • A Dad for Debra – Tracy: #236 (7 April 1984) – #253 (4 August 1984)

Taking Care of Cathy

Plot

Cathy Barnes was to be adopted by the Hansons and she was happy, but she discovered their daughter, Sara, had died from pneumonia after a cross country run. Mrs Hanson was determined to fuss and make sure nothing happened to Cathy. This was a problem for Cathy as she loved to be active and had joined the gym club at her new school.

Notes

Appeared

  • Taking Care of Cathy – Tracy: #232 (10 March 1984) – #244 (2 June 1984)

“Patsy Will Take My Place!”

Plot

Eva Bruce mistakenly believed that  she only had a few months to live. So she was desperately trying to mold her newly-adopted sister, Patsy, into HER ways, so that when she died, Patsy would take her place and ease their parents’ heartache. But Patsy was so different from Eva, it was very difficult!

Notes

  • Writer: Alison Christie (Fitt)

Appeared

  • “Patsy Will Take My Place!” – Mandy: #777 (5 December 1981) – #789 (27 February 1982)