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National Adoption Awareness Month – Day One

01 Nov

The first letter of the alphabet is “A” for “Apology”….

Radio Australia has the following note posted on their website about the radio program broadcasting the apology given to the mothers and their children taken from them during the same time period here in the USA known as the Baby Scoop Era.

Apology to women forced to relinquish babies

Updated October 20, 2010 12:28:00

Western Australia’s State Parliament has officially apologised to young mothers who had their babies taken from them.

Under adoption practices in place until the 1980s, unmarried mothers were often forced into giving up their newborns for adoption.

Presenter: David Weber
Speakers: Colin Barnett, Western Australian Premier; Michelle Roberts, Labor MLA; ‘Marilyn’, relinquishing mothers

http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/connectasia/stories/201010/s3043302.htm

The link above takes you to Radio Australia where you can hear a couple of stories broadcast after the apology was given as well as the apology itself.  Their words deserve to be heard and the segment is short.  Please take the time to listen to the words and vow to never ever let it happen again.  Ethics must be of the utmost importance in any adoption.  Severing the bond between mother and child should only happen after all efforts at family preservation have failed.  

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Posted by on November 1, 2010 in Ethics, Uncategorized

 

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One response to “National Adoption Awareness Month – Day One

  1. Von

    November 1, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    That era will fortunately never come again.Those of us who were adopted then and have mothers who suffered have felt the brunt of it throughout life.
    What we see now in adoption, particularly in America is far more damaging and destructive to mothers and possibly to adoptees..time will tell.

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