Australian PM apologises for forced adoptions

March 21, 2013 1 comment

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard delivered a national apology yesterday to unwed mothers in the country who were forced to give up their babies over several decades. Between the 1940s and 1980s tens of thousands of unmarried mothers had their babies taken away from them by government and state agencies, to be adopted by childless…

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Adoption drive could deprive children, peers warn

March 8, 2013 2 comments

children in care

Children respond in different ways to being taken into care. For some it is a painful wrench, for others a bewildering adventure, a trauma or a blessed relief – it all depends, of course, on their individual family backgrounds. But whatever their personalities and perspectives, few such children conclude that  children’s homes, however well run…

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