Forced Adoption – A Relative Phenomenon?

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With the topic of forced adoption being addressed in the last few months in Australia in the form of an apology by several politicians in the country and most recently by Australia’s prime minister, Julia Gillard, it raises interesting questions for the UK about the practice of forced adoption and whether it remains an appropriate phenomenon.

Forced adoption is the practice of removing children from parents without their consent, and then placing them with adoptive parents, with reasons for removal often being culture and time-specific. It is not practiced in many countries and is in decline. In Australia in the 1970’s forced adoption was used to remove children from unwed mothers and those who were deemed to have entered into inappropriate relationships. At that time, being pregnant and unmarried was an enormous taboo. Today in the UK, children are removed when the parents are deemed to be ‘unfit’ parents. In the…

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survivor of CSA & DV. Instigator/organisor of first public march & rally against child sexual abuse 1993.

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