Press and media coverage

United Kingdom

ARTICLES in THE GUARDIAN

12th July, 2018

MPs urge Theresa May to apologise for ‘pain’ of forced adoption policy
Debate highlighted former practice of forcing unmarried mothers to give away babies
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7th July, 2018

MPs to demand Apology for forced adoptions in the UK [ link to main article ]


Sunday 26 July, 2015

Exhibition on forced adoption prompts outpouring from women moved by loss
Founding Museum – Exhibition on forced adoption
The Fallen Woman, the Foundling Museum London – from 25 September – 3 January 2016


ARTICLES in the DAILY MAIL

9th July, 2018

Women forced to give up their babies for adoption tell of their decades of heartache as MPs call for an apology [ link to article ]


19 March 2014

‘I never had the chance to be a mother after I was coerced into giving up my baby’: Woman, 73, demands official apology for forced adoption of daughter in 1960s


MAIL ON SUNDAY ARTICLE 23 February 2014

Real lives: We were coerced and conned into giving away our children


OBSERVER MAGAZINE ARTICLE 27 October 2013

Forced adoption: the mothers fighting to find their lost children


Call for an apology for forced adoption  Big Issue Northern, (PDF) June 8, 2012


News from NORCAP

It is very regrettable that NORCAP had to cease trading in January 2013 .  It provided an invaluable service of post adoption support to all parties in adoption and will be sorely missed.

Dear NORCAP Contact Register User.

Due to a major reduction in demand for our services, we deeply regret to inform you that AAA-NORCAP ceased to trade as of 14th January 2013.  We applied for insolvency and NORCAP will cease to exist as from 22nd February.  We appreciate that this may be a cause for great concern to you and wish to express our sincere apologies for any distress.  However, we are pleased to be able to tell you that the Government’s Adoption Contact Register is still available to you https://www.gov.uk/adoption-records/the-adoption-contact-register


International

CathNews, USA (February 3, 2014) POPE FRANCIS TO SEE THE FILM “PHILOMENA” http://www.cathnewsusa.com/2014/02/pope-francis-invited-watch-controversial-anti-catholic-film-philomena-private-screening/

ABC News, Australia (December 19, 2012) Gillard to apologise for forced adoptions http://www.abc.net/au/news/2012-12-19/gillard-to-apologise-for-forced-adoptions/4435002?section=act

Adelaide Now, Australia (January 5, 2013) State reviews adoption law http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/national/state-reviews-adoption-law/story-fndo1gb8-1226548179257

SBS, Australia: PM to apologise to forced adoption victims (December 19, 2012)

Sydney Morning Herald, Australia Forced adoption apology a ‘significant step’ for healing (June 23, 2012)

TV New Zealand Women forced to give up babies for adoption (February 29, 2012)

National Post (Canada) Curtain lifts on decades of forced adoptions for unwed mothers in Canada (March 9, 2012)

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