JULIA Gillard today issued a national apology to mothers and children who suffered from forced adoption practices. Australia is the first country in the world to openly address and apologize for their forced adoption policies and practices.
To read the full appology, please click the attachment below.
Please check out this link. It features the Society's Vice President, Audrey Harrington, and her story of reunion with her daughter.
At long last (and after several technical difficulties,) the first two of the AAC videos are live on YouTube – today! We currently have two slideshows on YouTube with two more to come in the fall. Currently, “Adoption & Truth” about adoptees’ need to know where they come from, and “Birth Mothers Never Forget” are posted. We will announce that they are live in The Beacon on Friday but I wanted to make sure you knew in advance of the official announcement.
Children conceived by donated sperm have the same rights to records as adoptees? This survey is now closed.
Please check out this link to the article about Olivia Pratten.
We would like to thank everyone who participated and voted on our survey poll.
We would like to thank everyone who participated and voted on our most recent poll asking what message you felt that celebrities who adopt children internationally were sending.
We had a total of 58 votes, and here are the results:
- Both (Adoption is Ok and Natural Families Don't Matter) - 66% (38 votes)
- Adoption is Ok - 29% (17 votes)
- Natural Families Don't Matter - 5% (3 votes)
We also had 11 comments on the survey, and will continue to keep the comments of the survey open for anyone to continue discussing the subject.
Once again, thank you very much for your participation, and we hope to hear from you in the comments section if you already haven't posted.