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Australian Story 11th August: Searching for C11

When she was 21, Lauren Burns was told a family secret that turned her world upside down.  Her mother revealed that Lauren had been conceived using donor sperm in the early ‘80s at a clinic in Melbourne.  Her parents never told anyone in the family and the donor was assured his identity would remain secret.

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Anniversary - National Apology for Forced Adoptions

On the anniversary of the National Apology to those affected by forced adoption, mothers, fathers and children grieve as Prime Minister Abbott moves to free up and make faster intercountry adoption.

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Historic adoption reform takes effect today

An amendment to The Adoption Act (1984) initiated by the Victorian Coalition Government, gives parents who lost a child to adoption, the right to access  identifying about that child. Link to full report

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