Forced adoption apology date set

The state government has announced that it will issue an apology to victims of forced adoption on October 18.
Nanjing Night Net

Premier Lara Giddings announced this morning that the government will issue the apology on behalf of the Tasmanian community.

“This is a symbolic but important step to acknowledge the hurt caused by the past practice of forced adoptions,” Ms Giddings said.

“I cannot begin to imagine the trauma and sense of loss those women and their children feel after having the parental bond torn apart.

“While nothing can make up for the pain of a mother losing a child or a child losing their mother, a formal apology may help with the healing process.

“It is my hope that this apology will receive tripartite support in the House of Assembly.”

Ms Giddings siad that the Legislative Council will also be invited to participate in the apology, either through a joint sitting or a separate motion.

She said that government was open to providing counselling and support services to victims of the practice.

“The details of these arrangements are still being worked through with those who were affected by forced adoptions,” she said.

“Every effort will be made to get in touch with known mothers and their children to notify them of the apology date.”

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