Forced Adoption in Australia: 1930-1982 or Later

“The Tall Man” is fiction, but forced adoption in Australia was real. “Forced adoption, also occasionally known as the White stolen generation, refers to instances of adoption in Australia where children were taken from mothers against their will by Australian State and Territory government agencies, sometimes with the assistance of adoption agencies or other authorities, and adopted out to other families. Many of these adoptions occurred after the mothers were sent away by their families ‘due to the stigma associated with being pregnant and unmarried'”.

(Thanks to Bog Sik for this.)


6:49 am on October 23, 2013