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Mothers in ARMS : forced adoption and the fight to be heard, Meg Hale

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Mothers in ARMS : forced adoption and the fight to be heard
Title
Mothers in ARMS
Title remainder
forced adoption and the fight to be heard
Statement of responsibility
Meg Hale
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Language
eng
Summary
In March 2013, Prime Minister Julia Gillard made the National Apology to those who had endured decades of suffering. Figures were not recorded but an estimated 150,000 to 250,000 babies had been adopted in Australia in the 'best interests of the child', most in the 1950s to 1970s. Many were taken from single women unsupported by their families. The repercussions for mother and child have been immense. Mothers in ARMS tells the inside story of the women who formed the Australian Relinquishing Mothers Society. These mothers were determined to fight for their right to find the children taken from them through forced adoption by doctors, nurses, social workers and religious figures - often with the support of government agencies. They were told they had willingly abandoned their children and had no rights. But they would not be stopped. From an uncertain start in 1982, they gained strength and confidence. They educated the community and lobbied governments for information to discover if their children were still alive, and they fought fear and prejudice to have secret adoption records opened so they and their children could at last find one another
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Hale, Meg
Dewey number
362.734
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Australian Relinquishing Mothers Society
  • Association Representing Mothers Separated from their Children by Adoption
  • Adoption
  • Mother and child
  • Adoption
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Mothers in ARMS : forced adoption and the fight to be heard, Meg Hale
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volume
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text
Contents
1. The first voices -- 2. Mother's Day phone-in -- 3. Welcome, mothers. Yes, you are mothers -- 4. Forming a mangement committee -- 5. Sorry, what did you say? -- 6. Coming out -- 7. A death in the family -- 8. Sophie and Margaret do talkback radio -- 9. An opportunity -- 10. A mother's story -- 11. The ultimate betrayal -- 12. A dream come true -- 13. Ethical dilemmas -- 14. The big debate -- 15. Bitter surrender -- 16. Only human after all -- 17. ARMS speaks out -- 18. Tears in parliament house -- 19. Secrets revealed -- 20. Professionalising ARMS -- 21. A cottage in Hackney -- 22. Clients or friends? -- 23. The blame game -- 24. An amazing bunch of women -- 25. Stories in fabric -- 26. A farewell to ARMS -- 27. Believed at last -- 28. A national apology -- 29. A celebration of thirty years
Control code
000052871782
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
189 pages
Isbn
9781743053126
Label
Mothers in ARMS : forced adoption and the fight to be heard, Meg Hale
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
1. The first voices -- 2. Mother's Day phone-in -- 3. Welcome, mothers. Yes, you are mothers -- 4. Forming a mangement committee -- 5. Sorry, what did you say? -- 6. Coming out -- 7. A death in the family -- 8. Sophie and Margaret do talkback radio -- 9. An opportunity -- 10. A mother's story -- 11. The ultimate betrayal -- 12. A dream come true -- 13. Ethical dilemmas -- 14. The big debate -- 15. Bitter surrender -- 16. Only human after all -- 17. ARMS speaks out -- 18. Tears in parliament house -- 19. Secrets revealed -- 20. Professionalising ARMS -- 21. A cottage in Hackney -- 22. Clients or friends? -- 23. The blame game -- 24. An amazing bunch of women -- 25. Stories in fabric -- 26. A farewell to ARMS -- 27. Believed at last -- 28. A national apology -- 29. A celebration of thirty years
Control code
000052871782
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
189 pages
Isbn
9781743053126

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