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Update 25 June 2021

It is a month since we wrote to the Prime Minister and our letter was handed in at No. 10.
We have yet to receive a reply.


By way of contrast, a Parliamentary Debate took place in Scottish Parliament, during which immense compassion was shown for everyone affected by these issues. The Scottish arm of the campaign is being received sympathetically by those in power there. More details on our MAA Scotland page.


Update 29 May, 2021

More encouraging news from the MAA Committee!
It is surprising what can be achieved in less than a week following the Duncan Kennedy reports on BBC News.
Harriet Harman MP Chair of The Joint Committee on Human Rights has agreed to look into the matter of Forced Adoptions.

An Early Day Motion has already been tabled: 
Apology for Forced Adoption – Early Day Motions – UK Parliament
Please write to your MP requesting that they give it their full support and sign it.

The Duncan Kennedy documentary about adoptions is being aired on BBC News Channel at 1.30.pm and 8.30pm on Saturday 29th May, and again at 4.30pm on Sunday 30th May. The full 30 minute version is available on BBC iPlayer.
A shorter version can be watched by clicking below. It can also be watched on YouTube.

Thanks to all those people who have helped to make this happen.

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Update 25 May 2021

To all our wonderful Supporters –
Good news at last from the MAA committee

Today a letter from the Movement for an Adoption Apology (MAA) was delivered by David Amess MP to Boris Johnson, Prime Minister asking for an apology for historical adoption practices.

[As was given in Australia by the Prime Minister Julia Gillard in 2013 in the Australian Senate]   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hVbokTpYeg.  A really wonderful speech!

There will be a news item today about this letter and our campaign on the BBC1 Evening News at 6pm from Duncan Kennedy, a BBC journalist.  Another item from him about adopted adults will be aired on Wednesday during the day on the BBC News Channel 

Since February Duncan has interviewed  a number of birth mothers and adopted adults. He has made a documentary about them all to be aired on the BBC News Channel and BBC iPlayer on Saturday 29th .

All this has happened because despite letters to MPs, a Debate in Parliament in 2018 etc. etc. it has been very difficult to get a response from Parliament.

We have been in touch with Duncan for a number of years and value his determination to make our issue public. He was in Australia when the Prime Minister apologised and made a documentary.
Transcript BBC News Pain of Australia Forced Adoption Policy.pdf (acu.edu.au)

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May 2021

As part of our Campaign, we have been conducting a UK-wide Adoption Survey.
We hope the issues with the surveys have now been ironed out.
To add your story to our information gathering process, please click the relevant link below:

Birth mother survey form

Adoptee survey form

Family / Friends form

All forms are now online so there is no need to email a form.
Once you have completed your form, press the ‘send’ button at the foot of the page.

Please email us if there are any issues with these and we’ll do our best to sort them out for you.

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