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The loss of my child has affected every aspect of my life

Mothers

see uploaded supporting images of my handwritten account of my experience

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The person I needed the most in life ...

Adopted people

I did not create this situation and yet I experience the consequences of it every day of my life.

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Them part 1

Adopted people

Gough Whitlam, later to be Australia’s Prime Minister, was beginning to cause ructions about adoption nearing the end of the 50’s.

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This is the first day I ever cast eyes on my son - Part 1

Mothers

"Let's go to Westfields", I ask Des while we are waiting for the journals. Des is his usual obliging self, and I half hoped that this short expedition will reveal the treasured gift.

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This is the first day I ever cast eyes on my son - Part 3

Mothers

All I could do was hold his hand tightly to let him know I would always be there for him. My love clear and bright, like the enduring crystal that came from the land of our ancestors.

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Too Much the Pain

Adopted people

Secrets breed a well worth path Creating walls of scorn to even ask The silence traps an innocent heart Till the hidden pain and sorrow tore us apart

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Unknown father on birth certificate

Fathers

I would love to meet my father if he is out there as I feel there is a big empty hole in my heart and a missing piece of the puzzle of my life

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The pain of relinquishment and adoption.

Adopted people

My mother was forced to relinquish me simply because she was unmarried. She lost her child. I lost everything - my mother, my identity, my extended family, even my name. I don't really belong anywhere.

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The revelation, the reunion, the hole in the heart

Adopted people

Forced adoption severed the link between myself and my mother. We were lucky in that we found each other again, but those thirty-seven years after our separation are not recuperable. My adoptive parents did the best they could but suffered many problems post-WWII and those sufferings were visited on me.

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Them part 2

Adopted people

‘The liar's punishment is, not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.’ George Bernard Shaw (1856 – 1950)

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This is the first day I ever cast eyes on my son - Part 2

Mothers

You were Conceived with my first Love. Who was born on the first day of Summer. You were my First Child. Who was Born on the First day of Spring. You were the first Grandchild. The beginning of a new Generation. You, and your place is, and always has been. Number One.

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This photo was taken on March 21 2013 at the Apology for Forced Adoption policies.

Adopted people

I met my mother a few years after meeting my dad, and she was too broken-hearted I think to want to see me ongoing as a daughter. We met in a coffee shop for an hour or so. I never saw her again. I found out in August 2012 that she had passed away in 2007.

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Treasure

Mothers

Still searching..

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Unmarried @ 22 who kept her son

Mothers

At the time I was so in love, naive & innocent, my life as a child growing up was not a happy one, but in my heart I wanted to believe in "Happiness". The love I felt when I was told I was going to have a baby I cannot discribe, I was not letting anyone take that from me or the baby I was giving life to.

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