Category: Australia

CBI files chargesheet in Preet Mandir case

Source:    It contains names of 114 witnesses, 168 documents against accused Vijay Chavan Posted On Wednesday, March 09, 2011 at 06:03:07 AM The Special Crime Branch of the CBI on Tuesday filed an 87-page chargesheet against six accused including trustees of Preet Mandir and then chairman of Child Adoption Resource Agency (CARA) for their… Read more »

Senate calls inquiry into forced adoptions

Source:  Posted Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:30pm AEDT The Senate is to inquire into the Commonwealth’s role in the forced adoption policies from the 1940s to the 1980s. Greens Senator Rachel Siewert has won support of the Senate for the issue to be considered by the Community Affairs References Committee.

Call for federal inquiry into forced adoptions

Source: Posted Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:49am AEDT A group of mothers who gave up their babies gather at parliament to hear a formal apology (Marcus Alborn) The WA Labor MP David Templeman is calling for a federal inquiry into the forced adoption practices of last century.

WA government apologises to unwed mums

Source: Angie Raphael October 19, 2010 – 5:29PM A woman who was handcuffed to a bed, drugged and forced to give up her newborn baby for adoption says an official apology has helped her regain her “selfhood”.

Newborns ripped out of their mothers’ arms

Source: Katherine Fenech September 7, 2010 – 12:52PM The WA government will become the first in the country to apologise to unmarried women forced to give up their children to adoption between the 1940s and early 1980s. The single mothers were stopped from seeing, touching or naming their children immediately after they were born…. Read more »

Single mothers to get apology

Source: Published: Sept. 1, 2010 at 1:27 PM  PERTH, Australia, Sept. 1 (UPI) — Single mothers who had their children taken from them by the state of Western Australia will get an apology in October, a government official said Wednesday. In what is believed to be a worldwide first, single mothers will receive an… Read more »

Couple risk fine in revealing their adoption nightmare story

Date: 2010-08-13 Source: CALLIE WATSON NIGHTMARE: Liz and Darryn Peter are defying state laws by identifying themselves and adopted son Samuel, 7, from Thailand. Picture: BIANCA De MARCHI Source: AdelaideNow


Source: Margaret Somerville Two stories concerning the donation of gametes – sperm and ova – appeared recently in the media. One related that a “virtual” sperm and egg bank is being established that will only accept offers to donate from “beautiful” people. Internet polling will determine who is beautiful enough to do so. The… Read more »

Families in the dark as adoption chief quits

Editor’s note Updated Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:16am AEST On 8 July 2010 the ABC published a story titled “Families in the Dark as Adoption Chief Quits” and on 16 March 2010 the ABC published a story titled “Australians Caught in Ethiopian Adoption Nightmare”, which reported on matters concerning the Australian Ethiopian adoption program.