What makes this story even sadder, to me and I think to the photographer, is that because of the legal secrecy around adoption, Julie's friends and family can't find her four oldest children. Those children have a right to know who she was and what happened to her.
Today, the state government of Western Australia apologised to mothers and children who had been affected by the forced adoption practices fo previous state governments - the first state in Australia to do so (and possibly the first government in the world to do so).
I came across this community by accident and I'm really intrigued by this subject. Being entirely uneducated on it, I have to admit my opinion up until now has been a blind adoption=helpful stance. Anyone care to educate me?
I hope this is allowed; if no, please let me know.
There's a guy on Facebook who's started a group called Anti Adoption Alliance. He is looking for new members to join. The group is based in the U.K. His story is quite horrific. If anyone who has a Facebook account is interested...