Tasmania’s Brave Foundation young mum support program goes Australia-wide – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Tasmania’s Brave Foundation young mum support program goes Australia-wide – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
— Read on mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-13/teenage-mums-support-program-brave-foundation/10112880

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Hollywood’s Patron Saint of Orphans circa 1950 – trafficking Irish babies of unwed mothers & its connection to the global trade in children

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Just after World War II, Hollywood film star, Jane Russell, searched Europe in a bid to adopt a child after finding out she could not have her own. At the time intercountry adoption was considered an embarrassment by countries whose children were adopted by wealthy Americans. In fact members of the British Parliament demanded that: “American movie stars stop “stealing” British and Irish children”.  http://tradescant.blogspot.com.au/2011/03/jane-russell-and-south-lambeth-adoption.html

Russell formed an intercountry adoption agency, W.A.I.F., and used it to promote the concept of  “saving orphans”  and to normalise the moving of children from their own country to the US. In the process Russell adopted 3 children and was responsible for over 40,000 intercountry adoptions, including babies from Ireland.  There is a reference to Russell in the movie Philomena.

http://www.independent.ie/woman/celeb-news/whatever-happened-to-janes-baby-26543607.html

“After discovering firsthand that adoptions overseas were mired in red tape, Russell succeeded in lobbying Congress to ease the regulations then in force. To aid her…

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Dr. Christine Cole on Twitter: “Brave NAC TVC https://t.co/OiGmOrtIY0 via @YouTube”

Dr. Christine Cole on Twitter: “Brave NAC TVC https://t.co/OiGmOrtIY0 via @YouTube”
— Read on mobile.twitter.com/ForcedAdoption1/status/1027835543717957632

In my thesis I discuss the stigma unwed mothers suffered. Interestingly though unwed mothers who had support (grandparents or if older, friends) suffered far less stigma and usually got to keep their babies. It was those that had no support that were preyed upon and suffered barbaric practices. Practices such as being heavily drugged with mind altering barbiturates and most heinously not being allowed to have any eye contact with their infant at the birth.  Mothers never gave away their babies – they never had them to begin.  Before the first Upper House Inquiry (NSW 1998-2000) when we mothers spoke out most people said “This would never happened in Australia “.  After the Inquiry when all the abusive and cruel treatment perpetrated on us was exposed all those involved in the theft of our babies changed the narrative. They began saying “well it was the social mores of the time” – and they were only doing what Australian society wanted.  It is no surprise to me that there still exists bigots and misogynists. But mothers are able to keep their children because they no longer use drugs, abuse, humiliation, brainwashing, tie mothers to beds or shove pillows into their faces so they don’t see their newborn.  So yes we still have stigma and single mothers need our support to be protected from it – because there are still many adults who can’t have their own children and will do all in their power to promote adoption and to continue the ugly stigma so they gain support for once again been able to forcibly remove babies.

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I support the Brave Foundation. The organisation works with and supports teenage mums to keep their babies

Dr Christine Cole

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Center for Bioethics and Culture

A Review of “Surrogacy and Limitations to Freedom of Contract: Toward Being More Fully Human” by Adeline A. Allen in Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy
— Read on www.cbc-network.org/2018/06/surrogacy-contracts-a-blight-on-the-human-dignity-of-surrogate-mothers-and-the-children-they-bear/

When a poor single young mother is told she must carry her baby for a married couple that is FORCED SURROGACY – there is always a differential in power whether in domestic international or surrogacy adoption – it always amazes me that the exploitation of the mother and baby and their lifetime trauma because of separation is so easily identified by academics when it comes to surrogacy. Yet they are blind to the parallels between being forced to carry your child for an infertile married couple or any other adult that desires your baby and surrogacy

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Truth Be Told Human Beings Should Never Be Bought or Sold Short-Sleeve – Adoptee Merch.

This makes for a great staple t-shirt. It’s made of a thicker, heavier cotton, but it’s still soft. And the double stitching on the neckline and sleeves add more durability to what is sure to be a favorite! • 100% ringspun cotton • 4.5 oz (153 g/m2) • Pre-shrunk • Shoulder-to-shoulder taping • Quarter-turned to avoid c
— Read on adopteemerch.com/products/truth-be-told-human-beings-should-never-be-bought-or-sold-short-sleeve-unisex-t-shirt

Stop the trafficking in children – BAN Adoption

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Deborra-lee Furness child saver or child trafficker? | Apology Alliance Australia

The Hon. Justice Peter McClellan sounded as if he’d had his fill of the child savers http://www.liftingtheveil.org/special-reports/australian-inquiries-continue-review-of-abuses Deborra-lee Furness has been nominated as NSW’s Australian of the Year.  I am outraged! Furness an adoptive mother who has pushed her own agenda and used her power and media prestige to do so – in my…
— Read on apologyalliance.com/2014/11/12/deborra-lee-furness-child-saver-or-child-trafficker/

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Adopted children should remain close to birth families, study suggests | Children & Young People Now

Read Adopted children should remain close to birth families, study suggests and the latest children services news & best practice on Children & Young People Now
— Read on www.cypnow.co.uk/cyp/news/2004980/adopted-children-should-remain-close-to-birth-families-study-suggests

When parents get divorced it would be considered child abuse to terminate all connections with one side of the family – yet total and permanent separation of the child’s entire bio family is normalised  when a child is adopted – BAN Adoption

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Vatican ‘sought deal’ with Irish State to bury church documents

Vatican ‘sought deal’ with Irish State to bury church documents
— Read on www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/religion-and-beliefs/vatican-sought-deal-with-irish-state-to-bury-church-documents-1.3587955

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Brief Overview of the History of the Apology Alliance Australia | Forced Adoptions History Project

Brief Overview of the History of the Apology Alliance Australia | Forced Adoptions History Project
— Read on forcedadoptions.naa.gov.au/content/brief-overview-history-apology-alliance-australia

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