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Images from Bethesda Mothers Home

Photographs

Images from Bethesda Mothers Home 1954, baby on the right side of these images is baby Nanette Wilma (so named Wilma after the babies father William...

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Jpg of original order for adoption, images from Bethesda unmarried mothers home.

Other

My first adoption document I have. Please note a second message will be sent with more images and documents. The image of the woman with two babies...

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Living with Adoption: A Quest for Hope, Healing and Happiness

Academic Works

Issues with living with adoption as an adopted person

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Medical Records with WA's red triangle adoption secred code and morphine use

Other

Personal documents - medical records - shows morphine use that almost killed baby and secret markings for adoption prospects in WA - red triangle and...

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Original Consent WA 1979 Includes father's details

Other

2 of 2 Original document includes fathers name which was omitted from birth records. Intimidatory text and threats of fine or action if child was...

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Parallels between historical domestic and contemporary intercountry adoption

Academic Works

The article describes the parallels between the inherent malpractice and abuse in historic Forced Adoption and contemporary Intercountry Adoption. It...

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Prohibited Publications "Contraceptive Technique"

Correspondence

This book, which was specifically written for the medical profession, was banned in Australia until the 1960s even though it draws on 20 years of...

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Jpg of original order for adoption, images from Bethesda unmarried mothers home.

Institution documents

This is the original document sent to my parents

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Letter from Director Bundaberg Base Hospital to Mr Grahame Zerk

Correspondence

VD test on mothers letter admitting to keeping mothers against their will in hospitals until test show negative

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Matron and Helper Bethesda 1950

Photographs

Significance of document Matron of Bethesda Unmarried Mothers Home in Sydney.

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News article Baby Scandal Inquiry demand

Newspaper article

Calls for Forced adoption Inquiry

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Original Revocation of Consent to Adoption Legally Completed and Refused

Other

Original of revocation legally filled in - refused by child welfare (WA) - was too late and would not give me information for hand delivery by myself...

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Poem Rachael (Tracy)

Other

Disabled babies made Forgotten Australians and mothers lied to.

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Relinquishment and abjection: A semanalysis of the meaning of losing a baby to adoption. PhD Thesis

Academic Works

A seminal work in adoption research, this was the first doctoral thesis in Australia to address the issue of the loss of a baby to adoption from the...

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