Forced Adoptions History Project
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BABY TRAFFIC PROBE IS ON part 1
A page 3 story in Melbourne’s, 30 March 1950, Argus newspaper reports that the Labor MP has announced that the illegal practice of charging for adoption was widespread in Australia’s capitals.
BABY TRAFFIC PROBE IS ON Part 2
Frustrated by the lack of action, in a confidential letter to Victoria’s Chief Secretary in July 1951, the Federal MP asks for the American doctor, and an operator of the notorious Avonhurst Private Hospital, to be investigated.
Despite his best efforts, the campaigning MP’s cause was going nowhere. He has been diligent but by 1953 he has hit a dead end.
It’s only Natural
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination. John Lennon (1940 – 1980)
Discovery part 1
In 2012, by listing Avonhurst Private Hospital on Facebook, I found another adoptee born at that hospital.
Discovery part 2
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.