Forced Adoptions History Project
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The impact of adoption separation in my life
There have been enormous changes in attitudes since 1970 and there is now much more acceptance of single parent families.
Our Deep Regret - Part 1
Somehow I got to the hospital alone on a bright golden autumn morning
Our Deep Regret - Part 2
We stop at an empty playground not far from the hospital, he and I.
I did not make an informed decision for the adoption of my baby; this has meant life- long grief which increases with each passing year.
The Illegal Practices of Adoption and Their Lifelong Consequences for Mother and Child
In 1966, I found myself pregnant and abandoned by my fiancée. I was sent to St Mary’s Unmarried Mothers’ Home, Toowong, Brisbane.
Adoption Destroyed My Life
In October 1968, my son was born at the Brisbane Royal Women’s Hospital at 1.15pm weighing 7lb11oz. I was tied to my bed and held down by nurses during delivery.