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Religions in Adoption part 3

Mothers

Until you heal the wounds of your past, you are going to bleed, take the core of those wounds that are holding you in your past, your memories and make peace with them. Only then, hopefully, will the bleeding stop.

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Relinquishing August 1972

Mothers

I hope my daughter knows that I love her.

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Resolution to 'infertility' was resolved by 1972, experimenting on the prepubertal and infertile. ‘Adoption' numbers plummeted.

Adopted people

By 1972, the 'hormone experiments' had resolved infertility, 'adoption' numbers were to plummet. By 1985, the 'fertilty program' worldwide, except France, ceased due to deaths. Vulnerable people were treated as 'human guinea pigs' causing irreparable damages. By 1976, the first success octuplets occured.

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Reunion

Family

I've been so fortunate to have experienced this incredible journey

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Royal Mum's book

Advocacy groups

The Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Foundation released their fundraising book in 2009 called A Collection of Memories volume 1.

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Sanctimonious Deception

Adopted people

By the 1950’s post-war Europe had abandoned exporting their next generation. But Australia’s demand for babies to adopt continued unabated...

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Senator Claire Moore's speech to the Senate

Advocacy groups

On 4 March 2014, Senator Claire Moore delivered a speech in the Senate that recognised the hard work of the members of ALAS and the importance of using the first anniversary of the National Apology as an opportunity to acknowledge the horrors that occurred to women and their children under forced adoptio

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Religions in Adoption part 4

Mothers

Like an iced cake that hasn't been sliced into, the icing remains and a fear that if I slice into MY cake it will explode in my face.

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Removal Policy at Royal Women's Hospital Carlton, Victoria

Adopted people

The Removal Policy and damage of exposure to endocrine disruptors led a slippery path to human experiments manifesting in damage & death.

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Reunion

Mothers

Everyone was happy for us but I was amazed to find out that many thought that it would be, - that 3 weeks would make up for 22 years of heartache and loss and now we should go back to how we were before, like nothing happened.

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Reunited with my son in Australia but.....

Mothers

We are still being kept apart.

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Sadly, she never recovered from the shame

Family

My beautiful Mum died in January, 2011. She was the most gentle, sensitive, kind person you could ever meet.

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Self Portrait

Mothers

Warning: This experience contains a photograph that some viewers may find distressing.

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Separation Trauma

Adopted people

I was born in 1962 at the Royal Women's and Children's Hospital in Brisbane.

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