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The unforgettable gift of life

Pamela Hayes

PAMELA Hayes felt overwhelmed with love when she held her first son tightly in her arms and wondered if being in Heaven felt the same way. The first-time mum, aged 25, wasn’t expecting this amount of love, and as she looked down at her child, she questioned her decision to give him up for adoption. Pam’s pregnancy in 1976 was ... Read More »

Where are the children?

Adoption rate decline

ADOPTION supporters are convinced greater access to abortion is a leading factor in new statistics showing Queensland’s adoption rates have halved in the last decade. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s Adoptions Australia 2013 – 2014 report shows only 34 children were legally adopted in Queensland. Nationally, just 317 children were adopted in Australia, either through local or intercountry ... Read More »

Adoption reform gathering speed

LIFE-AFFIRMING independent advocacy group Women’s Forum Australia have welcomed Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s commitment to reform inter-country adoption processes in Australia. Women’s Forum Australia have been conducting research and education campaign into adoption barriers in Australia since August this year. Research committee member Dr Joanna Howe, who last month spoke at the annual Cherish Life dinner in Brisbane, said the ... Read More »

Attitudes to adoption key to abortion battle

By Emilie Ng ABORTION will end when the attitude towards adoption changes, guest speak-er Dr Joanna Howe said at the Cherish Life Queensland fundraising dinner on November 8. Dr Howe, 30, is a law lecturer at the Uni-versity of Adelaide, and a former NSW Rhodes Scholar. In her address, Dr Howe said there were three motivations for reforming adoption laws ... Read More »

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