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Too Much the Pain

Adopted people

Secrets breed a well worth path Creating walls of scorn to even ask The silence traps an innocent heart Till the hidden pain and sorrow tore us apart

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Unmarried @ 22 who kept her son

Mothers

At the time I was so in love, naive & innocent, my life as a child growing up was not a happy one, but in my heart I wanted to believe in "Happiness". The love I felt when I was told I was going to have a baby I cannot discribe, I was not letting anyone take that from me or the baby I was giving life to.

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VETOES...............AND SO THE ABUSE CONTINUES

Mothers

I'M A DISPOSABLE MOTHER.............I FEEL LIKE I'M A FREAK SHOW

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WE ARE MOTHERS part 1

Advocacy groups

WE ARE MOTHERS - Independent Regional Mothers

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WE WEREN'T BIKERS MOLES

Mothers

I DON'T KNOW WHY ANYONE HASN'T BEEN CHARGED WITH CHILD THEFT/TRAFFICKING. IT'S NO WONDER SO MANY REUNIONS HAVE FAILED. BEING TREATED AS BADLY AS WE WERE AFTER THE ADOPTION RECORDS OPENED WAS JUST AS TRAUMATIC AS THE ORIGINAL THEFT OF OUR BABIES.

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WHO DO YOU LOOK LIKE, MY SON?

Mothers

I WASN'T GIVEN ANY OTHER OPTION BUT ADOPTION. THIS LETTER WHICH WAS PRINTED IN THE LETTERS SECTION OF A NEWSPAPER, 23 YEARS LATER, CLEARLY SHOWS THE LINGERING EFFECTS OF THE BRAINWASHING THAT TOOK PLACE IN THOSE HOMES. TO BE ABLE TO MAKE A CHOICE, FIRST OF ALL, YOU NEED AT LEAST ONE OTHER OPTION.

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Was my mother told it was selfish to keep me?

Adopted people

When I had children I realised parents socialise their children and teach them life skills. Thats how they know. Its hard to undo lessons deeply ingrained throughout childhood

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Unknown father on birth certificate

Fathers

I would love to meet my father if he is out there as I feel there is a big empty hole in my heart and a missing piece of the puzzle of my life

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Unspeakable

Family

Mum was told she must never speak of this 'event' in her life

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VICTORIA’S POLICE OFFENCES ACT 1958 – Obscenity Law

Advocacy groups

One article – a 20 year old girl in 1958 had decided to rear her baby as an unmarried mother.

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WE ARE MOTHERS part 2

Advocacy groups

WE ARE MOTHERS - Independent Regional Mothers

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WHO DO I BELIEVE

Mothers

I would never ever want anybody to go through loosing a child. This experiance has hieghted my awareness on several different issues and in the memory of my darling Paul will help fight the dicrimination against young mothers and to make sure that transparency is key

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WHO PAYS FOR THE COSTS OF ADOPTION? WHO PROFITS?

Adopted people

So many years of my life I've spent in therapy with therapists who could not link my current condition with adoption. The Federal Apology got me in touch with the enormous loss and grief of adoption that underpinned every new occasion of loss and grief in my life. I feel cheated by their ignorance.

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What these policies have done.....

Adopted people

For my full story of how I was separated from my mother at birth, see this photostory: http://bit.ly/1609iME

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