RASA’s Forced Adoption Support Service (FASS) was pleased to host the launch of the book Adopted on Friday 14 July. Ms Nat Cook MP launched the event on behalf of the Hon. Susan Close MP, Minister for Education and Child Development. Continue Reading
On 21 March 2013, the then Prime Minister Julia Gillard apologised on behalf of the Australian Government to people affected by forced adoption or removal policies and practices. Continue Reading
March 21 marks the fourth anniversary of the National Apology to those affected by Forced Adoption and/or removal practices and policies within Australia. Continue Reading
On Friday 17 February, Minister Close announced a proclamation of the same-sex adoption provisions of the South Australian Adoption (Review) Amendment Act 2016. Continue Reading
The rights of adopted children under the law are identical to any other children, read on…
The School of Social Sciences ad the University of New South Wales is currently seeking participants for a research project seeking to give a voice to Australian Fathers who have experienced their child being adopted. Continue Reading
The Adoption (Review) Amendment Bill 2016 has been introduced to amend the Adoption Act. At this stage, the Bill has not been passed and no laws have changed.
A memorial to parents, adoptees and families who suffered loss through forced adoptions was unveiled by Premier Jay Weatherill on Thursday 14 July, four years after he apologised in State Parliament for policies that allowed the forced removal of children from their mothers.
Stories of adoption experiences in Australia can be very difficult to find online, especially those from the forced adoption era. Relationships Australia South Australia’s Forced Adoption Support Services (FASS) will be producing an online video series about living with the effects of past adoption practices. Continue Reading
Today we remember the national apology offered by the then Prime Minister Julia Gillard on 21 March 2013 to those affected by former forced adoption policies and practices in Australia.