Adoption is a foreign country … with cruel practices (4)

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Imagine a time when being young, single and pregnant was unmentionable … punished by having your child permanently removed at birth … given to a stranger … never to be seen again.

Such severe sanction just because you were young, single and pregnant.

Deserted and shunned by those closest to you … those who you would reasonably expect to offer some assistance – your family … priest … doctor … social worker or lawyer. All of them standing still and conspiring to permanently separate you from your child … simply because you were young, single and pregnant. Social convention didn’t approve.

At the time you and your child were at your most vulnerable and in need of most help … family and society deserted and ostracised you.

What is the worth of a country’s social and moral currency when it cannot protect its most vulnerable in their time of need … the right for mothers to keep their natural new born babies, irrespective of whether they are married?

What respect can you have for a society that fails to support the preservation of mothers and their natural children remaining together? Forcibly separating families, regardless of time or space, is not a solution … it’s a sentence … a life sentence … unnatural, unkind, unjust and with lasting consequences for all concerned. Let us not pretend otherwise.

At its height one baby was taken from its mother every hour of every day … 9,798 in the peak year … and that in Australia alone. Forced removal … simply because you were young, single and pregnant … without the support of those closest to you.

Adoption is indeed a foreign and cruel country.

 

What is the worth of a country’s social and moral currency when it cannot protect its most vulnerable in their time of need … the right for mothers to keep their natural new born babies, irrespective of whether they are married?