Forced Adoptions History Project
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Where do I belong? part 1
I was born in Fremantle West Australia in October 1938.
Where do I belong? part 2
Whenever we cousins from either side of the family got together however, I was always singled out.
Where do I belong? part 3
Because I was adopted the court made me a ward of the State and appointed my Mother as guardian.
Where do I belong? part 4
We were living in Mt Lawley when at 15 I went off to Perth Technical College
Where do I belong? part 5
During a trip back to Perth in 1957 to visit my Grandmother, Uncle Alan arranged for a welfare officer from the Children’s court to interview me
Where do I belong? part 6
I married when I was 22 - and what a powerful moment it was when I held my firstborn daughter in my arms, looking for the first time on someone who did ‘belong’.