Forced Adoptions History Project
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Hearing my baby boy cry
I always wanted to keep my baby – I did not want him to be adopted out, I wish I had been told my rights as a mother, I would not have done it.
Adoption loss, reunion, and beyond
My experience of forced adoption was that it was insidious and came in many guises – beware; history has a not so funny way of repeating itself.
I had my baby 27 days after my 17th birthday
I had my baby 27 days after my 17th birthday in 1974, my boyfriend didn’t see a baby in his plans.
Heart rending loss
I was so young. 15 years and 9 months.
I was dropped at the hospital by my sister after being in labour all night on my own not wanting to wake anyone.
The birth and adoption of my son
There have been enormous changes in attitudes since 1970 and there is now much more acceptance of single parent families.