A Timeline of the Injustice of Adoption Law traces Australian laws affecting thousands, back to the US theories of eugenics, then back to Britain. It highlights the various notions of ‘the best interests of the child’ in law, over time, and shows how the poor treatment of single mothers came about. How this still affects families today. It is invaluable for those wanting to understand their place in history, and how small ideas over time snowballed to negatively affect the lives of many adoptees and their natural mothers even today.
Adoptee Author: Darryl Nelson
Publication Year: 2021