Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Hi every one our next meeting is Tuesday 12 th August at Cleveland Sands Hotel, Cnr Middle & Bloomfield Streets,Cleveland ,@ 12 pm. Membership fee $20.00,are now due, ALAS is a non for profit charity group, we rely on membership fees to keep our group afloat.All people attending are responsible for paying for  their own food & drinks. Much is happening in the ADOPTION world which we all need to be actively involved in, once these new proposals  are in law it will be to late,we will be taken back to the sixties.  Are you a MOTHER who had  a baby at Bootheville  Brisbane, Queensland please contact me 0417077159 or attend this meeting.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

next meeting

Hi everyone, our next meeting is Tuesday 15 th July at 11.30am, The Four Mile Creek Hotel, Strathpine opposite the Westfield Shopping center. this is our AGM, and membership fees are due, only fully paid members can nominate for the committee positions,or vote for nominees,for more information please phone Trish 0417077159, let me know if you are attending.Many other thing are happening in the adoption  world i will tell you at the meeting.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

The next  ALAS meeting is Tuesday 17 th June,  at 11 am, at a private  home, for more details please  phone  the numbers below, please bring a plate & a $2.00 coin  donation, non members $5.00 donation  please.we are a non for profit - charity group.Who rely on membership fees & donations to keep the group going.                If you have been touched by adoption & need a safe place  to talk to other mothers & females adoptees, who have been through a similar situation call me on 0417077159. or 33975119. We are a friendly  understanding group of women,   feel  free to bring a female support person with you, Note we are trialing a weekday for meetings, as so many mothers help with grand children on Saturdays, any ideas of different places to try please call me or send an e-mail..                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The 8- 10 June it will be 5 years since we trailblazers went on national television, to receive that all to famous ADOPTION APOLOGY from Professor Ian JONES, little did we know that the PAST  ADOPTION  PRACTICES  & POLICIES would finally be exposed, we were believed by so many politicians who backed us up for the SENATE INQUIRY, which has gone down in history, as being instrumental in THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS FORCED ADOPTION APOLOGY on 21 st of march 2013, we have campaigned for that DAY to stay our ADOPTION  REMEMBRANCE DAY, we still need to LOBBY all  POLITICIANS, TONY ABBOTT want's to give our day away  to the afghan veterans, there were no major battles on that day, so they don't want it & are backing us up.                                                                 21 st March is anti bullying day [we were all bullied into surrendering  our babies by the bullying tactics used against us].  Harmony day is also relevant to us we should all be reunited & left to live in peace & quiet.      To do this we should band together & fight for COMPENSATION, starting at $500.000.00,if enough of us fight for this, then maybe this GOVERNMENT would think twice about its proposed new  ADOPTION LAWS, people in high places& prime ministers should not be ALLOWED to return to the past    taking of the children from  poor families which the government have made poor.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
The 5 th anniversary of The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital  lunch last Tuesday was successful ,many laughs, lots of chattering, a good time was had by all who attended.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

ALAS MEMBERS send our deepest sympathy to Margaret & her family on the loss of her son Michael, our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this sad time.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

OUR NEXT MEETING, Tuesday 20th May 2014.

Our next meeting will be held at;

Warner Tavern,
2 Everest St Warner.
Time; 11 45 am onwards.
For more details please contact;
Trish; 0417 077 159.
 $10.00 lunch menu available.
Booking required.

AGM and Annual  membership $20.00 fees due  15th July 2014.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Thank you for the support.

I started writing this blog in 2009 to help work towards having the truth told for the Inquiry and both State and Federal apologies for Forced Adoption.

In 2012, the Queensland Parliament gave their apology and stated that practices used for forced adoption was Illegal. This is the only State to have that word illegal included in their apology.

On 21st March 2013, Prime Minister Julia Gillard gave a heartfelt apology for forced adoption. I have been privileged to have been able to attend both of these special days.
Nine months later and even before the 1st anniversary of the Federal apology, Tony Abbott has announced that he will make adoption easier in our country.

My heart goes out to the future mothers who will lose their children, and to the children who will lose their families and heritage to adoption.

In 20 years time, mothers and their lost children will again have to fight for their rights.
Why do adoptive parents never consider that children were born to their own parents and not found under a cabbage, and that their loss is greater than their desire to call someone else’s child theirs?

With over 94,000 people who have read this blog, I would like to say thank you for all your support.
I am a mother who had a son taken by forced adoption and, through this blog, gave me a voice to fight for acknowledgement to have the truth of what happened to mothers and children in this country heard both here and around the world.

It is now time for me to hand this over to concentrate on my family which has been sadly neglected over the years.
My thanks to Claire Hamilton for helping me set up this blog and gave me the skills to maintain it.

This is my last post for the blog.  It is now time for me to say goodbye and again, a big thank you.I am sure I am leaving it in good hands.

 Margaret Oakhill-Hamilton