They admit it was illegal!

Posted on Updated on

I have always said that the theft of my baby was an illegal adoption.  No adoption could be legal when it begins with an abduction, a baby being taken from a tied-down mother against her will, withheld from her forever more from that point, the choice to keep her baby robbed from her, the “decision” of adoption made by others but not herself.

So, in Western Australia, exiled mothers are going to receive an apology from the government for exactly the same practices that myself and tens of thousands of young and unwed Canadian mothers endured!

I will include the full article here, because I do not want readers to have to surf over to second site to see what I am talking about.

Of course, an apology does not make up for the fact that criminal acts and human rights violations were committed. For that, IMHO, the perpetrators should be brought to justice.  There should be recompense for the victims, and the people who illegally obtained children for adoption purposes (the sole reason WHY these crimes were committed, to supply the market for healthy white infants wanted by infertile people who were deemed to deserve our children more than WE were!) should be treated in the exact same way as anyone in possession of stolen property.  But an apology if it is actually an admission of guilt, is a good first step.

Unmarried mums get State apology

DANIEL EMERSON, The West Australian September 1, 2010, 6:32 am

The State’s apology to unmarried mothers illegally separated from their babies under harsh adoption practices is set to happen within weeks.

WA is to become the first State or Federal government worldwide to admit hospital and welfare authorities were wrong to immediately separate mothers from their babies after giving birth out of wedlock. Mothers from around Australia keen to hear the apology have been told it will be delivered in Parliament on October 19.

Experts say tens of thousands of WA babies were adopted illegally when their unmarried mothers were prevented from seeing, touching, naming or bonding with their children immediately after birth between the 1940s and the early 1980s.

Health Minister Kim Hames said the exact format of the apology was still being finalised but it would be “to unmarried mothers of adopted children who were adversely affected by past adoption practices”.

Christine Cole, of the NSW-based Apology Alliance, said it was also important for the Government to say sorry to the children taken. “They were denied their family of origin and the culture of that family,” she said.

Advertisements

7 thoughts on “They admit it was illegal!

    Raina said:
    September 3, 2010 at 1:19 am

    Cedar, I had no idea. I mean, I knew about coercion and stuff just from reading but… wow. There is no justice for what happened. There is a special corner of hell for those who rip babies from their mothers, and it’s not far from the pedophiles.

    Denise said:
    September 3, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    An apology?!?!?! And one that will take them more than a month to concoct? I guess it’s better than nothing…

    Tamara said:
    September 10, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Kidnappers usually end up in jail, and don’t get away with just being “sorry”… but you are right, it’s an admission of sorts, and a tiny step (I first typed “baby step” and felt a little sick to my stomach) in the right direction. I believe these mothers and children need reparations, including punitive damages for having their lives forever altered in such a horrific and cruel way. As an adult adoptee, I believe that my adoption literally changed who I am, and not only on paper. In reality, I am a different human being than the one I was born to be. And they are “sorry”.

    Joan M Wheeler said:
    September 21, 2010 at 2:04 am

    Yes, Tamara, I agree. I, too, am a different human being than the one I was born to be. And I would demand reparations in additionn ot an apology for being taken from my family of birth and my birth certificate taken froomme and a falsified document issued to replace it. The whole thing stinks. Apology is not enough, not enough for mtoehrs, and not enough for adoptees.

    nzrose05 said:
    October 1, 2010 at 1:11 am

    This is terrible. There are no words that could adequately express how disgusting this is.

    Carmel said:
    October 23, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    It has happened! You can read all the speeches if you want to. Go to the Western Australian Government web site, Hansard, Daily transcripts:

    http://www.parliament.wa.gov.au/web/newwebparl.nsf/iframewebpages/Hansard+-+Daily+Transcripts

    Then click on the Legislative Assembly for Tuesday the 19th of October. See pages 14-22

    amy said:
    December 16, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    I live in America,am a rape victim and had something similar happen to me here. I still do not know the full truth but sorry just won’t cut it. Illegal adoptions in any country should be a crime for all parties involved. No mother should have to go through what we went through.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s