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'I don't see myself as an Adoptee.'

Adopted people

I was born in Crown Street Womens Hospital. Adoption has affected me hugely throughout my life. It's a difficult journey. To travel through it takes immense courage.

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'What does it mean to be adopted?' I was asked (Part 2)

Adopted people

Being adopted means you look into and choke and look and choke in the eyes of your first born child, your first known flesh and blood. It is a myth of motherhood.

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53 years later

Adopted people

Disappointment towards my maternal grandmother

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A Well-Worn Face

Mothers

This poem was written for the National Apology in Canberra on March 21, 2013, to go into the National Archives of Australia. The image of the booties is a lasting memento of my son for the Memorial Garden at Parliament House in Canberra.

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A child of sin.

Adopted people

My adoption has positive and negative elements. A stable home was a positive thing, my difference from the rest of the family, and their highlighting this was a most negative experience, and impacted on the rest of my life.

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A regional initiative using DNA to find answers about original family and identity

Advocacy groups

The purpose of Within These Walls is to encourage, enhance and nurture the process of uniting the parents and children who have been touched by adoption

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ADOPTION LOSS IS A GRIEF LIKE NO OTHER

Mothers

" NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF SOMEONE MOTIVATED BY ADVERSITY" The people who did this to us in their arrogance and ignorance, never realised we would hold them to account one day and that there would be a National Apology so that they could hold their heads in shame and the tables would be turned.

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'What does it mean to be adopted?' I was asked (Part 1)

Adopted people

Sofie draws on her own experiences as an adopted child to try to give an insight into what it feels like to be adopted.

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2013 Official opening of the Origins Office at Fairfield NSW

Advocacy groups

23 March 2013 Official opening Origins SPSA Inc was pleased to announce the opening of its new office at 2-113/115 The Crescent Fairfield NSW

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A Licence to Lie

Adopted people

My abuse started with the lie that my mother didn’t want me

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A brother found us

Family

My older sister rang me out of the blue to say someone had contacted her, that our Dad had another son, younger than me. What a bombshell. I am the youngest of 6 and my died 18 months later. She had met him. Do you reckon it's true? I asked. He's one of 'us' she said, and he's the dead spit of Dad. Wow.

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A fathers perspective

Fathers

Nothing further until last year, when I learned that I was blessed with a 53 year old daughter. I had been married for 50 years and had two sons and five grandchildren. However, the news and the subsequent meeting with my daughter - and grand-daughter - brought me happiness and pride which still resounds

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A voice from the grave

Adopted people

Part of my mother Aileen’s diary was given to me.

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ARMS SA

Advocacy groups

Guardianship is the only option where children cannot live with their parents because it is based on truth and birth details, including parents’ names and genetic history, are not falsified.

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