Forgotten Australians

Forced adoption

by Adele Chynoweth on 25 May, 2011

Australia’s history of the institutionalisation of young women includes incidents of the forced adoption of babies belonging to umarried mothers. Jennifer Byrne for Network Ten’s The 7pm Project reports on the current Senate Inquiry into these former policies and practices.

[2020 note] This video was previously available on the 7pm Project website.

1 thought on “Forced adoption”

  1. I suffered this in 1963 and has caused my family distress all of their lives.We reunited with daughter/sister in 1984 but the injury is continual

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