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Part 6

Mothers

I would wake as they found me opening a drawer and drag me away, I would wake pleading with them to let me see and hold those tiny clothes, that dream stayed with me for many years and how it drained me.

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Part 8

Mothers

And then it happened, I had asked the midwife to please not mention to my mother in law that her new grandson was my second child, she promised me she would say nothing.

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Personal involvement

Fathers

For too long, fathers have been considered the shadowy, peripheral figures of adoption. The time has come for fathers to accept that they have a significant interpersonal contribution to make to post-adoption matters, including contact and reunion, and for others to encourage their involvement.

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Politicians, Judges & Police

Adopted people

As with most commercial transactions, adopters were after speedy and complete paperwork.

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Product of Affair

Adopted people

I was the product of an affair, Forced to be adopted by my birth mother, but i had the best upbringing anyone could ask for and through tracking my birth parents I have found so may family members, all up 14 siblings, WOW! I am 49 and the curiosity of who they are has come back.

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Re union Retraumatises Mothers, Fathers and Extended Family

Mothers

Adoption always was a one sided affair, and it still is. I have seriously considered committing suicide but didn't, so I'm here to tell my story and to set the record straight. NEVER, EVER GIVE UP.

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Religions in Adoption part 1

Mothers

No choice, No counselling, No compassion, No understanding. We girls, women-child were made to feel so guilty, dirty and cheap. Some nuns were she devils and yet the odd one a source of comfort I believe all religions involved in the practice owe us an apology as well.

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Part 7

Mothers

I must have looked like death as the next day mum took me to the doctor, the same one who had organised my son's adoption without any consultation with me, he couldn't look me in the eye and so I lied to him as well as the rest of the world.

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Part 9

Mothers

Again it all seemed so surreal, so untouchable, yet the inherent connection I have with my son, gave me the pull to keep going in life, the reason not to give up or give in to my desperately, deep sadness.

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Please Forgive Me

Mothers

I have written a number of poems since losing my son. This is one of them.

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Pregnant at 17 and forced to give up my baby

Mothers

Today l have my boy back.

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Public recognition

Fathers

For too long, fathers have been considered the shadowy, peripheral figures of adoption. The state, territory and federal Apologies of 2012-13 plus the Commonwealth parliamentary pronouncements in March 2014 have given fathers a presence.

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Registered Nurse/Midwife IBCLC

Mothers, Workers

I was healthy, educated, working & wanted the best for my daughter.

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Religions in Adoption part 2

Mothers

‘God forgive me’, I cried. ‘For what?’ He replied, and yet I never heard his words for many, many years.

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