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Please Forgive Me

Mothers

I have written a number of poems since losing my son. This is one of them.

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Pregnant at 17 and forced to give up my baby

Mothers

Today l have my boy back.

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Public recognition

Fathers

For too long, fathers have been considered the shadowy, peripheral figures of adoption. The state, territory and federal Apologies of 2012-13 plus the Commonwealth parliamentary pronouncements in March 2014 have given fathers a presence.

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Registered Nurse/Midwife IBCLC

Mothers, Workers

I was healthy, educated, working & wanted the best for my daughter.

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Religions in Adoption part 2

Mothers

‘God forgive me’, I cried. ‘For what?’ He replied, and yet I never heard his words for many, many years.

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Religions in Adoption part 4

Mothers

Like an iced cake that hasn't been sliced into, the icing remains and a fear that if I slice into MY cake it will explode in my face.

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Removal Policy at Royal Women's Hospital Carlton, Victoria

Adopted people

The Removal Policy and damage of exposure to endocrine disruptors led a slippery path to human experiments manifesting in damage & death.

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Politicians, Judges & Police

Adopted people

As with most commercial transactions, adopters were after speedy and complete paperwork.

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Product of Affair

Adopted people

I was the product of an affair, Forced to be adopted by my birth mother, but i had the best upbringing anyone could ask for and through tracking my birth parents I have found so may family members, all up 14 siblings, WOW! I am 49 and the curiosity of who they are has come back.

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Re union Retraumatises Mothers, Fathers and Extended Family

Mothers

Adoption always was a one sided affair, and it still is. I have seriously considered committing suicide but didn't, so I'm here to tell my story and to set the record straight. NEVER, EVER GIVE UP.

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Religions in Adoption part 1

Mothers

No choice, No counselling, No compassion, No understanding. We girls, women-child were made to feel so guilty, dirty and cheap. Some nuns were she devils and yet the odd one a source of comfort I believe all religions involved in the practice owe us an apology as well.

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Religions in Adoption part 3

Mothers

Until you heal the wounds of your past, you are going to bleed, take the core of those wounds that are holding you in your past, your memories and make peace with them. Only then, hopefully, will the bleeding stop.

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Relinquishing August 1972

Mothers

I hope my daughter knows that I love her.

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Resolution to 'infertility' was resolved by 1972, experimenting on the prepubertal and infertile. ‘Adoption' numbers plummeted.

Adopted people

By 1972, the 'hormone experiments' had resolved infertility, 'adoption' numbers were to plummet. By 1985, the 'fertilty program' worldwide, except France, ceased due to deaths. Vulnerable people were treated as 'human guinea pigs' causing irreparable damages. By 1976, the first success octuplets occured.

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