Victims of recent and non-recent forced adoptions invited to Parliament

‘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’

Researching Reform

Welcome to another week.

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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