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Discovery part 2

Adopted people

At around the age of 40, in the 1990’s, I visited my adopting couple where they had retired in Gippsland, Victoria, and didn’t directly ask as to whether I was a bought baby.

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Doctor Wants Women

Adopted people

My mother’s consulting doctor, an American born in 1882 with skilled networking techniques, began his medical career after arriving in Australia in August 1908, aged 24.

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Donna,Lee-anne,Lorelle,Karryn.....

Mothers

I had a nervous breakdown when Donna died and I never saw my girls until they were women and mothers themselves, that hurts ..

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Exclusion zone

Fathers

During the era of forced adoptions, the placement of the child with adoptive parents was expedited if the father was deliberately excluded from the process. The absence of the father may be misinterpreted to mean that he was and is uncaring.

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FORCED

Mothers

Accepting that I am a victim of FORCED ADOPTIONS.

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Fictitious Daughter of 2 and a card for my son part 2

Adopted people, Mothers

Adoption is a lie, based on a truth, until the lie becomes the truth and truth becomes the lie

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Five people, Six pieces of bread

Adopted people

We are all at different periods in our existence looking to make a deal with time.

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Disturbing adoption

Fathers

This satirical appraisal of the impact of adoption separation draws upon the apt prefix dis-, which means ‘lack of’, ‘not’, or ‘apart’ … read on.

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Does an apology really help?

Mothers

How many eyes have never seen their children's eyes, and how many babies eyes have never seen their mother. For many, an apology might help. For me it just raises more questions and pain, and highlights so many other people areas where government abuse is alive and well, and growing.

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Emotional Amnesia

Adopted people

I want a cure, finally, for what I can only call the emotional amnesia that I have suffered my entire life. I do it every time I reflect back on trauma. Every act of rejection has become a disconnect. I am only now, as an elder woman, coming to realise this is from rejection at birth.

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Exploring my adoptee experience through art

Adopted people

Art allows me to explore and express my adoptee experience at an emotional and psychological level. Numerous themes – vulnerability, separation, relationship issues, identity, anger, isolation – surface in my works. I reveal these feelings and attitudes to myself and others through the works I make.

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Fictitious Daughter of 2 and a card for my son part 1

Adopted people, Mothers

Adoption is a lie, based on a truth, until the lie becomes the truth and truth becomes the lie.

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Finding My Mother

Adopted people

At 18 years old I married my childhood sweetheart. On the morning of my wedding my adoptive mother did a very strange thing: she gave me my adoption papers.

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Forced Adoption

Adopted people

In November, 1969 - the amazing experience in birth my first child, a baby girl who was born at Crown Street Women's Hospital. Our nine month wait for our first meeting was never to be, I was blindfolded and my precious baby girl whisked away from me never to be seen again.

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