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Cases part 2

Adopted people

A Victorian case that made headlines was in March 1955 - the Anderson vs. Cole-Sinclair adoption case.

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Conference of Churches of Christ

Adopted people

"the urgent need for legislation which will provide for the legal adoption of children."

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Corruption

Adopted people

Despite his best efforts, the campaigning MP’s cause was going nowhere. He has been diligent but by 1953 he has hit a dead end.

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DIVIDED BY TWO AT NUDGEE part three

Adopted people

Written by a former resident of St. Vincent’s Home Nudgee 15th September 1999

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DRESS-MAKERS part 1.

Adopted people

With love I made my baby daughter a pink dress; machine sewn, but hand smocked. Twenty five years later I made myself a purple doll - and I wondered about my mother

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DRUGS USED ON MOTHERS

Mothers

MOTHERS WERE THE SOLE LEGAL GUARDIAN OF THEIR BABIES UNTIL THEY SIGNED THE ADOPTION PAPERS, SO THEREFORE THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO BE TREATED JUST THE SAME AS EVERY OTHER MOTHER IN THAT HOSPITAL. THAT IS WHAT MAKES THESE ADOPTIONS ILLEGAL. DOCTORS AND NURSES DIDN'T GIVE MARRIED MOTHERS THESE DRUGS.

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Dark Days

Mothers

I had no say in any of this, everybody else seem to know what was best. But I was having this baby I could feel her growing feel her moving inside me, and when she was gone just this emptiness was left inside me. I had no support no money no hope there was nothing that I could do about any of it.

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Coercive adoption: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, in the light of 21st Century Research as seen in DSMV

Workers

Dr Geoff Rickarby Consultant Psychiatrist November 2014

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Consuming grief for the loss of my family

Adopted people

Forever a scared and frightened person, trying to find the light inside an overwhelming trauma and longing to be home.

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DIVIDED BY TWO AT NUDGEE

Adopted people

Written by a former resident of St. Vincent’s Home Nudgee 15th September 1999

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DIVIDED BY TWO AT NUDGEE part two

Adopted people

Written by a former resident of St. Vincent’s Home Nudgee 15th September 1999

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DRESS-MAKERS part 2.

Adopted people

So here it is; my daughter’s smocked dress, and the story behind it. But there is another story to tell. I wonder if my birth mother ever made a dress – for me, in memory of me, or maybe for another daughter?

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Daddy Who?

Adopted people

I edge this rock of anxiety toward an ever-receding truth.

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Deaths of mothers and babies in the forced adoption process

Family

How many graves are there around the world of 'uncared for' young mums and their babies???

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