A decade after Julia Gillard delivered the historic National Apology for Forced Adoptions, National Archives of Australia brings together a remarkable panel of speakers to discuss the impact of national apologies on Australian society. Join Paul Barclay from ABC’s Big Ideas as he moderates the discussion with a diverse panel featuring: Hon Nahum Mushin AM, Hon Jenny Macklin, Professor Michelle Arrow and Ms Rosemary Baird … Continue reading Saying Sorry: Do national apologies change the world?
15 March, 2023Green peer, Natalie Bennett, calls for an apology from the Government. Click here to read the full article. 26th March, 2023 Guardian Letters: Long overdue, this validates the lifelong trauma experienced by birth parents and their removed children. At last, an apology for forced adoptions. 29th March, 2023 Somerset woman calls for changes after her forced adoption in the 1970s. Read full article … Continue reading In the Media
On 22 March, 2023, Scotland’s outgoing First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, apologised to all those affected by historic forced adoption practices in Scotland. We are so happy for Scotland on this momentous occasion. Here are some media pieces and articles on Scotland’s Formal Apology for Historic Forced Adoptions: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-65043159 https://www.gov.scot/news/historical-adoption-practices-a-formal-apology/ Continue reading Scotland’s Formal Apology
Why an Apology Matters This statement is part of a longer Webinar organised by the Adult Adoptee Movement, a group of UK adoptees who are striving to challenge attitudes to and the narrative on adoption. Thank you, AAM, for inviting us to take part in this event. Continue reading MAA Statement for Mother’s Day
For so long we have been campaigning to be heard, after having no voice and no choice and being shamed about having a child “out of wedlock” which would then be taken from us, sometimes just a few days after they were born. Our children have also had no voice, no choice and no say in the matter of their family, their life experience, or … Continue reading Our Children’s Voices