We were very happy to witness the Australian government apology from Julia Gillard on 21st March 2013, a landmark victory for all those affected by adoption all over the world.

National Apology for Forced Adoptions from Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia
Julia Gillard – full apology speech

(21st March 2013)

Formal apology to people affected:
National apology to people affected by forced adoption practices

(21st March 2013)


The Politics of Philomena – (20th October 2013)

We were pleased to see that the women in Ireland have at last received an apology for their suffering in the Magdalene Laundries.
Apology from Irish Government
(19th February 2013)


Canadian Council of Natural Mothers
Areas for Consideration of the Inquiry into the Commonwealth Contribution to Former Forced Adoption Policies and Practices: Submission (PDF).


Flemish Apology:

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    UK links

    Natural Parents Network

    Post-adoption centre

    Rose Bell: Mother & Baby Homes research

    International links

    Adoption Rights Alliance

    Canadian Council of Natural Mothers

    Evelyn Robinson

    Origins Canada

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