Forced Adoptions History Project
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Five people, Six pieces of bread
We are all at different periods in our existence looking to make a deal with time.
I was born in 1962 at the Royal Women's and Children's Hospital in Brisbane.
My Adoption part 1
My adoption took place under the Adoption of Children’s Acts 1935 to 1952.
My Adoption part 2
I was adopted at a few weeks of age, before the 30 day waiting period had expired for my mother to change her mind.
The Charcoal Pits
When I was about five years old, my adoptive father decided to use his adopted children to make more money.
Finding My Mother
At 18 years old I married my childhood sweetheart. On the morning of my wedding my adoptive mother did a very strange thing: she gave me my adoption papers.