Scottish Forced Adoption Scandal: 60,000 Single Women Abused

“We were vulnerable, bullied and told if we loved our babies, we’d give them up.”

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Written by Marion Scott, Chief Reporter at Scotland’s national newspaper The Sunday Post, June 6, 2021.

Politicians from every party have backed calls for an official apology to 60,000 mothers who were victims of forced adoption.

The cross-party support means parliament will now debate the scandal when mothers were forced to give their babies up for adoption between the 1950s and 1980s because they were not married.

The practice, which has been described as an abuse of human rights by Amnesty International, has already led to apologies in Australia, Canada and Ireland to the mothers and adopted children, many of whom were never told the truth about their birth or helped to find their natural parents. …

continue reading the full paper on The Sunday Post.

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And a DES word from Marion Scott, Investigative Journalist

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I know many of those mums were given DES to suppress their breast milk and very little awareness has been raised on the effect this may have had on them and their future children.
I’m hoping to reach out to see if anyone is aware of this, and is willing to share info or an experience so we can shine a light on what was done to so many women and children, and the lasting effect.
My email is here and I’d very much like to hear from anyone if they can help give voice to this.

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