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'Adopted' available FREE for limited time

  • Sunday, 16th July 2017 at 12am - 11:59pm Saturday, 16th December
    Location: Goodwood, South Australia 5034

    If you missed the launch of 'Adopted' and would like a copy of the book, it is available FREE…

'Adopted' is launched!

  • Friday, 14th July 2017 at 5:30pm - 8pm
    Location: Relationships Australia, Hindmarsh.

    'Adopted' has been launched - see the Adoptee Identity Rites Facebook page!

Unveiling of Commemorative Artwork for Forced Adoptions in SA

  • Thursday, 14th July 2016 at 9:30am - 11:30am
    Location: Grundy Gardens, near the University footbridge along the River Torrens.

    Unveiling_Public Artwork Invitation
    Please join us at the unveiling of The Space Between,…

COSMIC SHIFT - Installing the Memorial Rocks

  • Tuesday, 24th May 2016 (all day)

    See the awesome text by Sofie Gregory at her blog adopteeidentityrites.


Rocks to be set into Memorial Space

  • Tuesday, 24th May 2016 at 7am - 9:30am
    Location: Torrens Riverbank Memorial Site

    The Memorial Rock will be lifted into position on 24th May 2016, on the River Torrens city-side…

How the Memorial text will look

  • Friday, 22nd April 2016 at TBD
    Location: Torrens Riverbank

    and here is how the text will look in the artwork
    placement of text for artwork.pdf

Wording for SA Adoption Memorial

  • Thursday, 21st April 2016 at 1am - 12am Tuesday, 10th May
    Location: Torrens River

    The Memorial wording chosen from everyones feedback is:
    "This artwork is for all those…

Wording for SA Adoption Memorial

  • Thursday, 3rd March 2016 (all day)

    You can choose inscriptions for our black granite Commemorative Public Artwork (Memorial) for…

Commemorative Public Artwork (Memorial) for Past Forced Adoptions Selection

  • Wednesday, 16th December 2015 at 9:30am - 12pm
    Location: 49A Orsmond St, Hindmarsh, Adelaide SA 5000

    You are invited to the Memorial Concept Design Presentation on 16 December 2015. The following…

Input into Past Forced Adoptions Commemorative Public Artwork

  • Tuesday, 10th November 2015 at 10:30am - 11:30am
    Location: RASA, 49A Orsmond Street, Hindmarsh, SA

    The Steering Committee for the Past Forced Adoptions Commemorative Public Artwork would like to…

Adoption Online Panel 5: Adoption as a Child Protection Measure

  • Saturday, 3rd October 2015 at 12pm - 1pm

    IDR founding member Sofie Gregory will be participating in the "Adoption as a Child Protection…

Adoption Not the Answer! Ask the Children What Do they Want?

  • Sunday, 6th September 2015 (all day)
    Location: Online Petition

    We are concerned about the call to increase numbers of vulnerable and at risk children…


  • Wednesday, 13th May 2015 at 10:30am - 11:30am
    Location: State Library of South Australia

    Restricted, redacted, destroyed The role of records in rebuilding the past

    Join Dr…

Adoptees and their children affected by DES at risk of abnormalities and rare cancers.

Posted by Melinda Rackham, Wednesday, 11th March 2015 @ 10:35pm

  • The synthetic oestrogen diethylstilboestrol, known by the acronym ‘DES’ or as stilboestrol, was administered to single mothers without informed consent in hospitals where unmarried women gave birth in Australia between 1941- 1971.

    "But it is the children taken for adoption who are the greatest concern. The most dramatic danger for DES daughters and their children is that of developing an invasive rare cancer known as clear-cell adenocarcinoma (CCA) of the vagina or cervix. Doctors fear that there may be an increase in the rate of this cancer as the baby-boomer generation advances to the fifty-plus age bracket, the age when women on average tend to develop cancers."

    Read the full article by Jill Jolliffe:

Submission to SA Adoption Act Review

  • Monday, 30th March 2015 at 5pm - 5pm
    Location: Adelaide

    Two IDR members recently met with Associate Professor Lorna Hallahan who is leading the review…

Scanning for Forced Adoptions Website and Exhibition

  • Sunday, 30th November 2014 at 1pm - 4pm
    Location: PASS, 49A Orsmond Street, Hindmarsh SA 5007

    We are getting together to talk about the Forced Adoptions website and the proposed travelling…

The Adopted Person ... Remembers ... Speaks

  • Tuesday, 11th November 2014 (all day)
    Location: online

    The latest Australian Journal of Adoption (AJA) focuses on Adoptee's stories. Vol 8, No 2…

Past Adoption Practices Memorial - Consultaion with Adoptees

  • Thursday, 13th November 2014 at 2pm - 4pm, Thursday, 13th November 2014 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Location: Relationships Australia SA, 49a Orsmond Street, Hindmarsh 5007

    On the 18th July 2012 the South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill made a formal apology on…

    • 2 people attended

Study Places Adoptees in the USA as 4 Times Higher Risk for Suicide

Posted by Melinda Rackham, Wednesday, 6th August 2014 @ 11:11am

Next Edition of AJA: Adopted Persons - In Our Own Voices

  • Wednesday, 8th October 2014 (all day), Wednesday, 15th October 2014 (all day)

    Only a short time is left!!
    The next edition of the Australian Journal of Adoption (AJA) …


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