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The following is a collection of Australian resources which detail the

lived experience of those who survived and were witness to the forced adoption era (FAE). 

While not exhaustive, the links below will significantly aid your understanding of forced adoption.

One of the first Australian studies which examined the long term effects of adoption upon mothers. A number of ARMS members participated in this early research which still remains a significant foundational resource for many.

Winkler, R & van Keppel, M. (1984). Relinquishing Mothers in Adoption. Their long term adjustment. Institute of Family Studies. Melbourne, Victoria.

4 Corners, ABC TV
ABC Radio,
ARMS members may recognise at least one caller who spoke to Geoff Hutchinsons in 2010, who contests the first caller who claims that unwed mothers were treated well.
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