The Edwards Family Story

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Our subsequent children need to have the answer to why they were denied the right to grow up with their sister. They need to know that the State of Victoria holds their parent’s marriage vows as real and sacred as the adoptive parent’s marriage. This has not happened.

I was engaged to Bill and we had purchased a block of land in Melton, so when a matron offered me a full time position as a nursing aide with above award wages including penalty rates two days after I arrived at Vaucluse Hospital I accepted the position.
I was told that one day ‘I would marry and have a baby of my own’!! In other words I must deny I had a maternity. Our daughter’s adoptive parents were given a baby to own. Our daughter was socialized that the people she had been allocated were her parents. Her identity stolen from her she had to deny her genetic history and live a lie.
Adoption is a huge delusion affecting many people, and little if any research has been carried out on the effects of forced separation. We need the truth to be recognized so that as a family her brothers and sister also need to heal.
Our family’s scars are not visible; the torture of wondering where your child is and the question ‘is our baby alive or dead?’ ….was always present to my husband and me. I did dissociate from the actual experience always feeling guilty about something I could not grasp. My children have had to endure a very angry and depressed Mother.

 

Our subsequent children need to have the answer to why they were denied the right to grow up with their sister.