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New rules on access to birth registration now in effect

By: PAMELA COWAN, REGINA LEADER-POST Published on: January 3, 2017 New regulations will make it easier for adult adoptees and birth parents in Saskatchewan to connect, but not everyone is interested in doing that. The regulations, which came into effect on Jan. 1, make birth registration information more readily accessible for adult adoptees —18 years […]

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Former ‘unwed mothers’ call for public inquiry into forced adoptions

GLORIA GALLOWAY OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail Published Tuesday, May 17, 2016 9:29PM EDT A half-century after they were hidden away in maternity homes then forced to give up their babies for adoption – sometimes without holding them even once – a number of former “unwed mothers” want public acknowledgment of the trauma they […]

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Inquiry into postwar adoption policies can start healing process

Hundreds of thousands of unmarried mothers were systematically and often violently separated from their babies simply because of their marital status By VALERIE ANDREWS Many Canadians are unaware that in the immediate postwar decades, federal and provincial governments funded draconian adoption policies that harmed unmarried mothers across Canada. This is being referred to by scholars […]

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Manitoba adoption records have just been unsealed, allowing thousands to unravel their pasts

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/Unravelling-family-secrets-311023721.html

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Tilson would support probe of forced adoptions from the ‘60s

October 31, 2013 By Bill Rea While it’s not really a federal issue, Dufferin-Caledon MP David Tilson has said he would support the idea of a parliamentary committee looking into cases of forced adoption in the 1960s. The Globe and Mail reported last Wednesday that several women were on hand for a meeting in Ottawa […]

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United Church weighs next steps after internal report on forced adoptions

KATHRYN BLAZE CARLSON The Globe and Mail Published Wednesday, Oct. 30 2013, 10:12 PM EDT The United Church of Canada – the first major Canadian institution to probe claims that women were coerced into surrendering their babies decades ago – has completed an internal review, but says it’s not ready to decide whether to back […]

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Unwed mothers, unknown choices

The Globe and Mail Published Wednesday, Oct. 30 2013, 7:30 PM EDT Their accounts sound like something out of The Handmaid’s Tale: doctors forcibly tying women to their beds during labour; nurses refusing to let them hold their babies; social workers coercing them into signing adoption papers. The allegations stretch as far back as the […]

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Tilson would support study of forced adoptions

By WES KELLER For the Citizen Dufferin-Caledon MP David Tilson says he was deeply touched by an emotional meeting of several of his colleagues from all federal parties with a few ladies from Origins Canada, all of whom had been forced to give up babies for adoption. Although the ladies might have been in their […]

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Women’s push for review of coercive adoption practices gains traction in Ottawa

THE GLOBE AND MAIL POSTED ON OCTOBER 23, 2013 Women say as unmarried teens they were coerced by maternity homes, social workers, doctors and nurses to give up their newborns KATHRYN BLAZE CARLSON – OTTAWA Women who say they were coerced into surrendering their babies decades ago have received an unprecedented audience with politicians in […]

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Women coerced into surrendering babies years ago find support in Ottawa

KATHRYN BLAZE CARLSON OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail Published Tuesday, Oct. 22 2013, 9:07 PM EDT Women who say they were coerced into surrendering their babies decades ago have received an unprecedented audience with politicians in Ottawa, gaining support from members of all three major parties for a parliamentary study of Canada’s historic adoption […]

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