Department of Family and Community Services

Register for formal apology

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04 Sep 2012

The NSW Government will make a formal apology for forced adoption practices which occurred in New South Wales.

The report of the Senate Community Affairs Committee Inquiry into the Commonwealth contribution to former adoption policies and practices highlighted the devastating impact of forced adoption practices on many young women and their babies in earlier decades. Adoption in NSW has changed radically since the early 1970s, but this does not lessen the pain for those who were not given the care and support they deserved. The apology will take place at Parliament House, located in Macquarie Street, Sydney on Thursday 20 September 2012 at 10.30am. It will be offered to the mothers, those who were adopted as children, fathers and the families in New South Wales who suffered from the harmful practices of the past.

Register your interest in attending.

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Anthony Benscher - (02) 9230 2527