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This is the first day I ever cast eyes on my son - Part 1

Mothers

"Let's go to Westfields", I ask Des while we are waiting for the journals. Des is his usual obliging self, and I half hoped that this short expedition will reveal the treasured gift.

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This is the first day I ever cast eyes on my son - Part 3

Mothers

All I could do was hold his hand tightly to let him know I would always be there for him. My love clear and bright, like the enduring crystal that came from the land of our ancestors.

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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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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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This is the first day I ever cast eyes on my son - Part 2

Mothers

You were Conceived with my first Love. Who was born on the first day of Summer. You were my First Child. Who was Born on the First day of Spring. You were the first Grandchild. The beginning of a new Generation. You, and your place is, and always has been. Number One.

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This photo was taken on March 21 2013 at the Apology for Forced Adoption policies.

Adopted people

I met my mother a few years after meeting my dad, and she was too broken-hearted I think to want to see me ongoing as a daughter. We met in a coffee shop for an hour or so. I never saw her again. I found out in August 2012 that she had passed away in 2007.

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Treasure

Mothers

Still searching..

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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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