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Jonquil Graham


I was born in the UK, raised in coastal Sydney, Australia and live in New Zealand. My husband and I fostered many children and adopted nine, including "triplets" from Romania and twins from Russia. I helped pioneer inter-country adoption which enabled orphans to be adopted into NZ, despite fierce government opposition at the time. My latest book "Once I was a Teenager: Growing up in t he 50s and 60s in Australia and beyond" is popular with many baby boomers.

Books by Jonquil Graham

How Many Planes to get me? by Jonquil Graham. Book cover
How Many planes to get me? is the story of how my husband and I were given a child on our honeymoon and then went on to foster and adopt many children. We had plenty of room because we live on 11 acres in a historic home and grew kiwifruit. It also about the triumph and tragedy of orphaned children overseas and our determination to help a few kids.
Non Fiction > Memoir & Biographies