Scottish Forced Adoption Scandal: Concerns over Next Generations of Victims

Experts fear health timebomb for thousands of hidden victims

image of Scottish Forced Adoption Time Bomb

Written by Marion Scott, Chief Reporter at Scotland’s national newspaper The Sunday Post, June 20, 2021.

Victims of forced adoption fear generations of their children will suffer because they have no way of knowing if they are at risk of genetic illness.

Experts say the government has a legal responsibility to prevent unnecessary suffering potentially affecting the 60,000 Scottish mothers and the children taken from them because they were not married from the 1950s through the 1970s.

Author Eileen Munro, 53, from Edinburgh, says her shattered childhood, and the effect forced adoption had, led to the death of her own son Craig at the age of 22. …

continue reading the full paper on The Sunday Post.

Related Tweets

A DES word, from Marion Scott, Investigative Journalist

Marion Scott image courteasy of democratonline, 2020.

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.

DES DiEthylStilbestrol Resources

Have your say! Share your views