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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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Deceived, Abandoned and Shamed.

Family

Adoption has a long lasting effect on families. We have enormous guilt for not knowing the circumstances of my grandmother. She died in poverty due to the long lasting consequences of the trauma of her experiences during her pregnancy and confinement all those decades ago. She will never know our love

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Decisions part 2

Adopted people

The only option for Mum was to have me adopted, say nothing to the estranged husband, and tell the young European beau that her infant had died at birth. Or was she told that I had died?

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Discovering my adoption part 2

Adopted people

Had my adopted parents cared to tell me anything about my real mother I would have known that the bus stop where I caught the bus home from school every day for many years, I later found that my mother lived in a house right next to the bus stop. I wonder now how many times I could have walked past her.

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Discovery part 1

Adopted people

In 2012, by listing Avonhurst Private Hospital on Facebook, I found another adoptee born at that hospital.

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Disgraced

Family

My mother got me back at 4mths old. I was a very quiet baby, but had behavioural & learning problems in childhood. They never undid their programming on Mum & I copped the brunt of her anxiety, sadness & her harrowing story repeatedly as I grew up. I was made to feel bad and at fault.

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Doctor Wants Women

Adopted people

My mother’s consulting doctor, an American born in 1882 with skilled networking techniques, began his medical career after arriving in Australia in August 1908, aged 24.

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Deceived, Abandoned and Shamed, Part 2

Family

The selfish man who turned his back on my grandmother and my father when they were at their most vulnerable and alone will never, ever be regarded as part of our family. Future generations will know his name and what he did.

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Decisions part 1

Adopted people

It was early 1952 and Mum was 27.

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Discovering my adoption

Adopted people

Had my adopted parents cared to tell me anything about my real mother I would have known that the bus stop where I caught the bus home from school every day for many years, I later found that my mother lived in a house right next to the bus stop. I wonder now how many times I could have walked past her.

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Discovery of adoption

Adopted people

In many ways my adoption experience is one where many of those affected have created much more emotional and psychological damage than the initial discovery has.

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Discovery part 2

Adopted people

At around the age of 40, in the 1990’s, I visited my adopting couple where they had retired in Gippsland, Victoria, and didn’t directly ask as to whether I was a bought baby.

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Disturbing adoption

Fathers

This satirical appraisal of the impact of adoption separation draws upon the apt prefix dis-, which means ‘lack of’, ‘not’, or ‘apart’ … read on.

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Does an apology really help?

Mothers

How many eyes have never seen their children's eyes, and how many babies eyes have never seen their mother. For many, an apology might help. For me it just raises more questions and pain, and highlights so many other people areas where government abuse is alive and well, and growing.

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