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The Edwards Family Story

Mothers

Two days after he left I received a letter from our daughter KIM.

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The Illegal Practices of Adoption and Their Lifelong Consequences for Mother and Child

Mothers

In 1966, I found myself pregnant and abandoned by my fiancée. I was sent to St Mary’s Unmarried Mothers’ Home, Toowong, Brisbane.

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The Journey to finding Birth Parents and then what to do !

Adopted people

The journey to finding your Birth parents is very emotional and requires a lot of support. To find that your Birth Father is not named on your Birth certificate is a shock . I waited 62 years before I was ready and unfortunately both Parents died before my twin sister and I could meet them.

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The Question part 1

Adopted people

Still lingering deep was the question that had kept me angry for a lifetime. A few years ago I had sought my birth certificate but this threw no light on the begging question; who was my father?

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The Times

Adopted people

Compassion didn’t suit a 1950’s capitalistic, conservative society that demanded a manageable, commercially productive population.

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The adopted life: the effects of adoption never end. Part 2.

Adopted people

It is the work of a lifetime, the journey never ends. Birth and adoption were one off events in our lives but their effects continue as long as the adopted life is lived.

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The best 50th birthday present ever... part 2

Mothers

I am appalled to find the effects of adoption on both mother and child were well known and accepted, ignored by one and all, laws broken, without the inquiry I would never have spoken out, so skilful was the process of making me feel like a worthless, dirty piece of rubbish.

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The Edwards Family Story

Mothers

I pray that you will heed the words Moses recorded on Mount Sinai ‘Thou shall not steal’ again Jesus said ‘suffer the little children to come unto me’ his own mother was a single mother who like us chose to do the will of God and love one another and for that they placed us on the cross of adoption.

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The Journey Continues

Adopted people

I could never try to understand the pain my birth parents went through all though years ago, but the message to them is enjoy what we have now and what we will share in the future. To my mum and dad (both passed) the life lessons and support you gave make me who I am today. I am because of you all.

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The Other Daughter

Family

I was the other daughter of a mother who lost a baby to forced adoption

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The Question part 2

Adopted people

Learn from yesterday. Live for today. Hope for tomorrow . The important thing is not to stop questioning. Albert Einstein (1897 – 1955)

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The adopted life: the effects of adoption never end. Part 1

Adopted people

Some are not. I was fortunate.

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The best & worst 50th birthday present ever... part 5

Mothers

When one is awoken from the dead (for that is what it feels like when contact is sought) this is the time when specialised counselling is vital, along with readily available, accurate and easily accessible information. To know this was supposed to be offered and that has been squandered is deplorable.

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The best 50th birthday present ever...part 1

Mothers

Exiled to a dark, dingy hole, my punishment didnt fit the crime.I now know I never had a choice, but a part of me believes I could have done more. An eternal question haunts me - What should I have done differently?

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