Sunday, May 20, 2012

South Australian Apology

The Premier announced today that the apology date has been moved to the 18th
of July. The reason for this is that they want to make sure that they get
everything planned thoroughly and take more time about it. If anyone wants
to contribute their thoughts and ideas, please contact either the Premier,
the Hon Jay Weatherill or the Minister responsible for adoptions, the Hon
Grace Portolesi. Also if anyone had already make arrangements to travel to
SA for the apology, they should contact the Minister to advise if they are
going to be inconvenienced or out of pocket. It's good that they understand
that this is a major undertaking and they are keen to ensure that the
planning is thorough.

Thanks for the email Evelyn.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sisters of Mercy Brisbane Apologise to Mothers.

Our next Meeting, 19th May 2012 will be at the Chermside Library.

Our next meeting will be at the Chermside Library,
 Hamilton Rd Chermside, (near the Chermside Shopping Centre.)

Please note, new time, meeting will start at 10am till 1pm.

Contact Trish; 0417 077 159 or
              Marg; 0402 336 480 for more tetails.
Gold coin donation.
All welcome.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

RBWH Foundations launch of their new ROYAL MUMS book 2

On Friday 4th May 2012 the RBWH Foundation launched their new Royal Mums book 2.

Dr. David Alcorn Executive Director wrote, "I am proud that in 2009 Executive Director of Women's and Newborn Services, Professor Ian Jones , made history in leading RBWH to being the first Australian hospital to apologise to unmarried mother for ill treatment experienced during their pregnancy and confinement at the Royal Women's Hospital."
 Page 69 of the book is dedicated to Forced Adoptions. It also features the photo of Prof Jones, Noelle Cridland,(the then director of Nursing for Women's & Newborn Services) and Members of Adoption Loss Adult Support, Trish, Margaret, Janice and Lorraine  who accepted the apology on behalf of their members.
Page 70 contains the experiences of  Margaret Oakhill-Hamilton and Patricia Large along with the Apology.
We are very grateful to the foundation for  including  the summary of  the inquiry report into forced adoption  and the sensitivity shown to us when we asked for our experiences to be told.

The Royal Mums books can be purchased through the RBWH Foundation.