Forced Adoption – Is it Legal?

Researching Reform

We would like to thank our friend Mr Phil Thompson for reminding us of the evolving narrative on forced adoption, with the most recent development being an open apology by Australia’s Prime Minister Julia Gilliard on the forced adoptions which took place in Australia during the 1950s to the 1970s. Children in this era of forced adoption were being taken from mothers, simply because they were either unwed or very young and unmarried.

Australia has always been something of a leading light in Family Law. Here in the UK, we look to their progressive efforts and their often thoughtful, honest and incisive analysis of the implementation of those policies and processes, so it comes as no surprise that they are currently looking at the issue of forced adoption and considering whether this practice is in fact ethical.

Forced adoption is a term usually used to refer to a situation where…

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