Posts tagged with: adoption

You Were Chosen

https://vimeo.com/356366312 You Were Chosen is a multi award winning documentary, filmed in Adelaide, South Australia, that tells the stories of two adoptees; of their journeys and experiences throughout their lives. It highlights the effects the laws have on them, as narrated by Prof. Shurlee Swain, along with the views entrenched in society by pro adoption advocates. You Were Chosen is the second in a series of documentaries, covering issues that adoptees face in their lifetime

Podcast blog on IPSIFY

First Podcast blog on adoption site, IPSIFY. Very happy to finally be releasing this – for two reasons. The first is that I’d like to draw your attention to my dear friend’s site, IPSIFY, a very colourful site full of interesting adoption articles. Here’s the link IPSIFY Thomas has recently conducted an interview, which includes a podcast, with yours truly in regards to my work. Thanks Thomas, for creating this informative site and your time

Adoptive Parent Interview – Live

Adoption in that era, the 1950’s through to early 1970’s, was considered the answer to an infertile, married couple. Society’s expectation that a married couple have children, placed pressure on married couples, so the government came up with the solution of adoption. Rather than assist young, vulnerable expectant mothers, the government decided to farm the babies to the above mentioned couples, believing that the “problem” would be solved. This practice caused way more damage than

National Archives of Australia includes The Lost Souls

The National Archives of Australia contacted me earlier this year with the prospect of some very exciting news: “Following the national apology by former prime minister Julia Gillard on 21 March 2013, the National Archives has established a project team to deliver a website, exhibition and education program that meets the objectives of: increasing awareness and understanding of experiences of individuals affected by forced adoption practices; and identifying and sharing experiences of forced adoption.” I

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