Forgotten Australians

Illegally adopted

by Wayne Lewis (guest author) on 16 November, 2011

Wayne (Hank) Edward Lewis (illegally adopted – Cottrell) writes, “I changed my name back to my family name – “Lewis” after the death of my adopted parents and after finally the archaic “Adoption Laws” were changed at end of 1993, and I was finally able to find my natural family only to find my Natural Mother had died in a state of depression 20yrs prior – she came back to Australia to try to find me, with no luck, I felt deprived, because of those Adoption Laws!” Continue reading “Illegally adopted”

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Tangled web

by Adele Chynoweth on 16 March, 2011

This Sunday, March 20 at 2.00 pm, ABC Radio National will broadcast their first programme in a series about adoption in Australia, Tangled Web, Part 1: the silence of consent.

You can read more information about the programme here. You can also find the frequency for ABC Radio National in your state here.

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Forced adoption

Adele Chynoweth  15 March, 2011

The Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs is conducting an inquiry into former forced adoption policies and practices.

Submissions should be received by 31 March 2011 and may be sent to:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Australia

Further information, including submissions made to the inquiry, may be found at the Senate Inquiry website.