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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

Primal Wound Treatment Workshop

PRIMAL WOUND feature film workshop details are here! We’re looking for actors to workshop a feature film treatment, Primal Wound, into script so this is not your usual parrot lines and play a role. This workshop is going to make you think and use your creative skills. It is also not a casting call but if we see that you are a fit for a role, we will certainly ask if you would like it.

Adoption Rejection & Employment

This is the first blog of too many. I say this because adoption is a huge and complex subject. I’ve not begun this blogroll at the beginning but rather where I’m at with sorting through the gazillions of boxes which are adoption in my life. It’s worse than moving house! In fact, that’s a whole other line of discussion. Ok, so this blog is about Adoption, Rejection and Employment. It’s like a drop down menu.

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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