The real-life Philomena pushes for change to adoption legislation

January 30, 2014 10:08 PM

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The real-life Philomena pushes for change to adoption legislation

Celeb: Philomena Lee, the real-life mother whose 50-year search for her biological son is the basis of the Oscar-nominated film “Philomena.”

Cause: 80-year-old Lee met with Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) on the Hill to push for changes to international adoption laws. In 1955 an unwed and teenaged Lee was forced by the Catholic Church to give up her son, Anthony, who was subsequently adopted by an American family from Missouri. The two ne...

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