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Journey to a failed reunion part 2

Adopted people

In about 1957 a male member of the family appeared and I checked the telephone book and found a person of that name was living in St Helen's.

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Just meant to be - part 2

Fathers

About 30 years ago Sarah had tried to obtain information to commence a search which went nowhere because the information wasn’t available and although she was agreeable to me searching, warned me of possible disappointment.

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Just meant to be - part 4

Fathers

When notified of the Contact Veto I thought the search was going nowhere again...

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Just meant to be - part 6

Fathers

Our ’phone conversations and e-mail correspondence was exciting as our confidence grew and everyone was more at ease.

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Just meant to be - part 8

Fathers

On reflection, I for one have emerged a stronger person and am no longer ashamed of my actions so many years ago

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Lack of Support

Mothers

I was put into St Mary's Home Toowong and was forced to relinquish my baby son who was born in October 1967

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Lack of Support

Mothers

I was put into St Mary's Home Toowong and was forced to relinquish my baby son who was born in October 1967. I never saw him.

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Just meant to be - part 1

Fathers

My wife Sarah and I are married now but at the time of the birth of our first child Sarah was 16 years of age and in her second last year of high school.

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Just meant to be - part 3

Fathers

The initial step I took on this incredible journey was to down-load fact sheets from N.S.W. Department of Community Services (DOCS) web-site, as well as forms which I lodged

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Just meant to be - part 5

Fathers

Our two daughters born subsequently knew of the birth in 1963 but not about my search.

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Just meant to be - part 7

Fathers

In return Sarah and I visited Brisbane to meet more of Judy’s family, in particular her adoptive parents, her husband and their boys.

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LYING TO ADOPTEES ABOUT THEIR ADOPTION

Family, Mothers

CHILDREN AREN'T POSSESIONS. NOBODY ASKED ME AS AN INFORMED ADULT IF I WANTED TO LIE ALL MY LIFE.

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Lack of Support

Mothers

I was put into St Mary's Home Toowong and was forced to relinquish my baby son who was born in October 1967

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Late Discovery Adoptee

Adopted people

After discovering I was adopted in my 30s, I met my natural family. It was amazing to meet them, but definitely a difficult experience to assimilate that into your life as a Late Discovery.

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