Forced adoptions video portraits

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    Gary

    Northern Territory

    'She went through the coercion, the manipulation, the hard sell by the baby machine'.

     

     

     


    Cath

    Western Australia

    '(I was) calling for my father and my mother. Just calling for someone to help me'.

     

     

     

     

    Jo & Gary

    South Australia

    'This ring reminds me that I had a mum and a dad that I had a history and a heritage'.

     

     

     

    Jane

    Canberra

    'Ever since that day I haven’t been able to hear his cry'.

     

     

     

    Meg

    Australian Capital Territory

    'I spent years looking in prams and looking at kids on buses...I wondered if that was her'.

     

     

     

    Mia

    Tasmania

     'When a piece of pottery gets broken you can try and put it back together but it’s never ever the same, there’s always the missing pieces and the fractures'.

     

     

     

    Pamela

    Victoria

    'She couldn't stop smiling and crying because she finally got to sing happy birthday to her daughter - for the first time'.

     

     

     

     

    Therese

    Queensland

    'I fought the Queensland Government for six years to get his name back on his birth certificate'.

     

     

     

    Senator Rachel Siewert

    Western Australia

    'When we got up, the senators, and clapped the mothers in the gallery, I just thought - we're going to get something out of this'.