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Our Deep Regret - Part 2

Mothers

We stop at an empty playground not far from the hospital, he and I.

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P.S. I still do not like babies: Part 2

Adopted people

I am hopeful that my natural mother was watching, and felt in some way reconciled. I also hope that she may one day see through her pain, and have the courage to reach out in the same way she left me, reclaiming that part of herself which she rejected.

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PTSD FROM THE FORCED ADOPTION PERSPECTIVE.

Workers

Dr Geoff Rickarby Consultant Psychiatrist November 2014

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Paperwork

Adopted people

Another Victorian case that made headlines in the mid-50’s was when adoption legislation was enacted before prescribed consent documents were publicly available.

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Part 10

Mothers

Time has now passed and we have had years of grief, anger, sadness, as we tried time and again to put the pieces together in our family, my other two sons lived their life with a brother who'd be OK one time and very un-O.K. on another.

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Part 2

Mothers

I remember just staring at it in shock, just frozen in shock, the true realisation hit my like a brick, a bitter-sweet life moment. I had a baby inside of me, a real live baby, my baby was kicking me, it was the first time I had felt anything physically or emotionally.

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Part 4

Mothers

My son was at my bedside for 10 days and nights, I wasn't allowed to cuddle him, kiss him, tell how much I loved him to eternity and back, the only role I had was to pass on my milk and how that became an Achilles heel in my life.....

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P.S. I still do not like babies. Part 1

Adopted people

We assumed that this young pregnant trainee mid-wife had fled to a distant place to deliver her baby.

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PREJUDICIAL LANGUAGE USED AGAINST MOTHERS

Mothers

I was put into St Mary's Toowong and was forced to relinquish my newborn son who was born on 31st October 1967.

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Papers stamped BFA

Mothers

I had my baby at crown street Sydney and my papers were stamped BFA.

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Part 1

Mothers

My years of attempting to tell my truth have been severely tainted by societies beliefs. Down to the loss of family and friends who saw me as a woman who gave her baby away and as they had only my word against the world, I was seen as lying and trying to cover up my supposed sins.

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Part 11

Mothers

It was not to be shared, it was not to be heard, and it was not to be felt. It became the empty void of the untouchable, the unspeakable, the shameful, the scared, deeply wounded, isolated mother.

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Part 3

Mothers

I felt for the first time able to be pregnant and talk about it with joy, I felt a sense of connection to my experience due to those women and about to become a new proud mum.

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Part 5

Mothers

How alone and in shock do you think you would feel? Not knowing what may happen in the next 5 minutes, the only communication was telling me what to do...... I understood that he would be taken, it's what happened to people like me.

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