‘Please spread the word if you’re happy to – our goal is to fill the commission with your voices and experiences and to amplify them so they cannot be ignored.
The event will take place on Sunday 3 April from 5pm to 6pm.
If you’d like to attend please email the commission at: email@example.com
Please let us know in your email if you are a parent or child who has experienced the child protection system, or a child welfare practitioner working in the sector. Registered attendees will receive a Zoom link for the event.’
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The Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) contacted Researching Reform about a roundtable it is holding on 27 April for its inquiry into the forced adoption of children of unmarried women between 1949 and 1976.
The communication follows a post we wrote about the event, which the committee saw.
A spokesperson for the committee said:
“Thank you for your interest in the JCHR’s inquiry into the adoption of children of unmarried mothers between 1959-76, and for publicising the roundtable event that the Committee is holding on 27 April 2022 in Westminster on the Researching Reform website.
We welcome expressions of interest to attend that event from anyone involved in the adoption process during those decades, and in particular the birth parents and adopted people.
The scope of the inquiry is, however, limited to the adoption of the children of unmarried mothers during that period, and…
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‘Reading this, you totally get us and have continued to research the subject of forced adoptions so much, it’s as though you’ve gone through our pain with us. You did not have to, but you do it because you are so passionate to support us all, because you have a good heart and you genuinely do care 💛❤️💯
You do it with consistency and I hold all my faith in you because of that and you’re so lovely 😘🙂 Xxxx’
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The Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) has said it wants to listen to the experiences of mothers whose children were taken from them during the 1950s, 60s and early 70s – but has said it will also welcome anyone with “relevant lived experience,” leaving the door open for families who have experienced current forced adoption practices in Britain to attend.
Additionally, the committee said it would like to hear from people who were adopted, adoptive parents and social workers.
An estimated 250,000 women were forced to give up their babies during a period in the 20th century which spanned more than forty years in Britain because of a government policy which held that unmarried mothers were unfit to parent. The policy led to the forced removal and adoption of at least 500,000 babies in England and Wales between 1945 and 1975, according to the Office for National…
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