Losing My Daughter (part 18)

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Losing My Daughter
Part 18 of 18

These are some of the things I would like to see happen:

(1) For mothers, access to free therapy, medical treatment and medication where needed as a result of poor health arising from their forced adoptions, my hope being that the mothers who need therapy or counseling can be helped to attain some degree of good health and peace before they die. That there be adequate compensation provided for mothers and adopted children who need to manage health problems that arise from their experience of forced adoptions.

(2) The waiving of costs where a mother would like to contact an adopted child. This should be in conjunction with the above therapy so that the mother can cope with this.

(3) An investigation into the prison system to see it there are any mothers or adopted children in them who may need mitigation for crimes committed because they suffered as a result of the trauma of forced adoption.

(4) For families, any person who comes from a family where they have suffered illness and pain as a result of a forced adoption in their family be given free access to therapy or counseling. These people should be given free medication and access to good health care if their health problems have been the result of coping with a parent or siblings distress arising from forced adoption.

(5) For children who were adopted by force and who were made unwell by their adoption be given access to free therapy, medical treatment and medication where needed as a result of poor health arising from their forced adoptions. There should be adequate compensation provided for adopted children who need to manage health problems that arise from their experience of forced adoptions.

(6) Finally, I would like the Commonwealth government to call for an impact statement from as many of the mothers and children of forced adoption as possible. I think this is important as a record, for research and perhaps a way for many people who were affected by forced adoption to have their say about what happened to them.

 

Losing My Daughter, continued.