Origins Supporting People Separated by Adoption

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The subsequent award winning documentary “Gone to a Good Home” on this court case and the stories of mothers, adoptees and fathers separated by adoption went global and was viewed on prime time TV in 2006 and at film festivals across the globe. It was later repeated on pay TV in prime time.
2005; The Senate released a second report on Australians who experienced institutional or out-of-home care as children released from care. Again Origins gave evidence in Sydney in front of Senator Claire Moore again calling for a national inquiry into force adoption.
Origins presents submissions to Senate inquiries into "Stolen Wages" and "Transparent Advertising and Notification of Pregnancy Counselling Services” Bill 2005.
November, Origins also gave evidence to the Parliamentary Inquiry into overseas adoption in Australia once again raising the issue of forced adoption and again calling for a national enquiry.
2006 -2008; Origins gave evidence at the Senate Committee on Mental Health, bringing to the committee an awareness of the mental health damage caused by past of unlawful adoption practices .
In October 2006, the third Origins National Mental Health conference was held in Victoria at the Melbourne Town Hall, once again attended by those affected by forced adoption, the Stolen Generations and the Forgotten Australians.
Dian Wellfare Founder of Origins Dian Wellfare Passes away 16th April.
2009: September Origins launches its on-line petition to call for a Senate Inquiry .
August; the committee of Origins was summoned to Canberra by Minister Jenny Macklin and was offered "whatever we wanted" if Origins mothers of "forced adoption" accepted being part of the Forgotten Australians and Child Migrants Apology. We soundly rejected this proposal demanding our own Senate Inquiry so that those affected by illegal adoption could tell their stories.


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