Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Past adoption survey

Mothers who gave up their babies and Australians who were adopted are needed for a national survey examining the lifelong impact of past adoption practices.
One in 15 Australians have been affected by adoption, estimates Dr Daryl Higgins from the Australian Institute of Family Studies. “This survey will provide a comprehensive picture of adoption experiences so we can understand the current support and service needs of people affected by these past practices”. Dr Higgins said. Between the 1950s and the 1970s, about 150,000 Australian unwed mothers had their babies taken against their will by some churches and adoption agencies.

To participate in the survey, go to Past Adoption Experiences
Or call 1 800 352 275

Source The Age October 1, 2011

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