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The Mother

We know you have suffered enduring effects… For the loss, the grief, the disempowerment, the stigmatisation and the guilt, we say sorry.[Extract from Australian Federal Government Apology to victims of Forced Adoption 2013]

Our experience with mothers tells us that:

  • The grief of losing a child to adoption is cumulative and lifelong
  • Separation from your child can be experienced as traumatic
  • The associated shame is pervasive
  • Secrecy makes the loss unspeakable and silent
  • The mothers may carry guilt that can debilitate and immobilise
Our professional counsellors are there to help you explore these issues in a sensitive and trauma informed manner.