The greatest betrayal: Three women reveal the emotional scars left by their mothers abandoning them as children

No desire to meet Fiona Ringwood has no emotional connection with her mother after she abandoned her as a baby

No desire to meet: Fiona Ringwood has no emotional connection with her mother after she abandoned her as a baby

Maternal for minutes: Fiona as a baby with her mother, she left her to move to America when she was just 20 months old

Maternal for minutes: Fiona as a baby with her mother, she left her to move to America when she was just 20 months old

 

Rejection: Daughters particularly suffer if their mum walks out on them because they have no longer have a female role model (posed by models)

Rejection: Daughters particularly suffer if their mum walks out on them because they no longer have a female role model (posed by models)

Making their own way: Children who are abandoned by their mothers have to grow up too fast and often become fiercely independent

Making their own way: Children who are abandoned by their mothers have to grow up too fast and often become fiercely independent