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No longer condemned by the failing of others

Adopted people

And you, my father, there on the sad height, Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray. Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light Dylan Thomas, 1952

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No regrets for my adoption

Adopted people

I understand my natural mother's pain but I do not regret my adoption.

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Numb for 45 years

Mothers

I did not discuss what had happened with anyone for 45 years. I heard about the National Apology for Forced Adoption in March 2013 and requested my son’s birth certificate. Luckily I found my son and contact is good. I recently told my sister about my son, other family members still don’t know.

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Opening of the Origins office Fairfield NSW

Advocacy groups

A world precedent

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Origins Supporting People Separated by Adoption

Advocacy groups

NSW Coordinator Origins SPSA Inc

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Origins Supporting People Separated by Adoption

Advocacy groups

Origins SPSA Inc

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Origins Supporting People Separated by Adoption

Advocacy groups

Origins SPSA Inc

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No one wanted you then and no one wants you now.

Adopted people

I don't really have a personal statement. I hope this experience helps me find my father.

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Nobody asked me why

Mothers

I started crying, "I'll go away, I'll give it up, no-one will know, I'm sorry."

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One wonderful nurse June 1968

Workers

Thank you to a wonderful nurse. I had the memory of seeing my baby to sustain me over 45 years of not knowing where he was.

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Origins Supporting People Separated by Adoption

Advocacy groups

Origins SPSA Inc

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Origins Supporting People Separated by Adoption

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Origins SPSA Inc

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Origins Supporting People Separated by Adoption

Advocacy groups

Oigins Supporting Peope Separated by Adoption

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Our Deep Regret - Part 1

Mothers

Somehow I got to the hospital alone on a bright golden autumn morning

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