Adoption In the Media

News Coverage of Forced Surrenders and Apologies


Prime Minister Julia Gillard has delivered a national apology to victims of the government’s forced adoption practices that were in place in Australia from the late 1950s to the 1970s.


newspaperAustralia Hospitals Apologize for Forced Adoptions” (FOXNews, July 25, 2011)

“Australian church regrets forced adoptions” (UPI World News, July 25, 2011)

“Catholic hospitals in Australia apologize for forced adoptions” (Catholic News USA, July 26, 2011)

“Australia hospitals apologize for forced adoptions(Huffington Post, July 25, 2011)

“Australia hospitals apologize for forced adoptions” (Seattle Times, July 24, 2011)

“Adopted or abducted?  Veil of secrecy lifts slowly on decades of forced adoptions for unwed mothers around the globe” (Yahoo News, Mar 27, 2012)