Adoption Roundtable – 27th April 2022

The next Adoption Roundtable Event with the Joint Committee on Human Rights takes place on 27th April, 2022. Those who registered and have been invited to attend will by now have received a formal notification and details of the event. We have compiled a list of Recommendations for the JCHR. These are available in PDF format – please click here to download a copy. Continue reading Adoption Roundtable – 27th April 2022

Adoption Roundtable Event to be held in April 2022

The Joint Committee on Human Rights is holding an event to hear from mothers whose babies were taken away for adoption in the 1950s, 60s and early 70s, from the people who were adopted and from others with experience of adoption then, such as adoptive parents and social workers. The Committee is asking those with relevant lived experience to get in touch if they would … Continue reading Adoption Roundtable Event to be held in April 2022

Parliamentary Inquiry – second session held on 16th March 2022

The second session of the Parliamentary Inquiry took place on Wednesday 16th March 2022.  Two Mothers and one adult Adoptee were selected to give evidence to the Committee. Only a few others could attend as space was limited.The session was broadcast live and is available as a recording – see the link below:https://www.parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/432108ac-2a58-4d08-89af-5d93698b74a0 Continue reading Parliamentary Inquiry – second session held on 16th March 2022

15th December 2021 – first session of the Parliamentary Inquiry.

Following years of campaigning, the Parliamentary inquiry:The right to family life: adoption of children of unmarried women 1949 – 1976, commenced on Wednesday 15th December 2021.  Over 300 people submitted written evidence during the information gathering phase and much of the data that has been collected is still being analysed. As we understand it, tomorrow’s session will comprise several experts giving oral evidence to the Committee.  … Continue reading 15th December 2021 – first session of the Parliamentary Inquiry.

A glimmer of hope…..

Scottish Government – New Questionnaire on Historical Adoption Experiences  Following months of consultation between Scottish government officials and representatives of those impacted by historical forced adoption a questionnaire has been published to the Scottish Government website. We encourage all mothers and family members to submit evidence of their experiences and/or needs either using the questionnaire or directly using the contact details. Historical adoption – gov.scot (www.gov.scot) … Continue reading A glimmer of hope…..