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Writers Group for Adoptees

  • Sunday, 17th May 2015 at 1pm - 3pm, Sunday, 14th June 2015 at 1pm - 3pm, Sunday, 12th July 2015 at 1pm - 3pm, Friday, 7th August 2015 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm, Friday, 11th September 2015 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm
    Location: 49A Orsmond St Hindmarsh

    IDR in collaboartion with PASS is hosting a series of 6 Writing Workshops for Australian born…

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…

IDR Lunch meeting

  • Wednesday, 1st April 2015 at TBD
    Location: Halifax Café, 187 Halifax St, Adelaide

    Our regular friendly Thursday lunch meet ups for adoptees will commence again in April.  Stay…

IDR Holiday Season Lunch

  • Thursday, 11th December 2014 at 12pm - 3pm
    Location: Halifax Café, 187 Halifax St. Adelaide

    Please join us for a shared lunch with friends to acknowledge the ending year and forthcoming…

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

Forced Adoptions History Project : Q&A and Consultative Workshop

  • Wednesday, 17th September 2014 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm, Thursday, 18th September 2014 at 10am - 12pm
    Location: Bray Room, State Library of South Australia, North Terrace, Adelaide

    The National Archives of Australia’s Forced Adoptions History Project team would like to…

IDR Meeting

  • Thursday, 18th September 2014 at 12:30pm - 3pm
    Location: North Terrace, Adelaide City

    We will meet after the NAA Consultative Workshop on 18 September. If you are an adoptee…

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

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

Dinner meeting

  • Thursday, 4th September 2014 at 5:30pm
    Location: Port Road near South Road,

    IDR and some members of PASS support group meet for dinner. Dinner is served at 5.30 and PASS…

IDr Meeting

  • Thursday, 31st July 2014 at 12pm - 3pm
    Location: Adelaide City

    Our monthly support and advocacy meeting. If you are an adoptee and interested in becoming a…

2nd Anniversary for South Australian Government's Apology for Past Forced Adoption Policies and Practices

  • Friday, 18th July 2014 at 10am - 12pm
    Location: Relationships Australia (SA) 161 Frome Street Adelaide 5000

    The 18th July is the…

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) …

Adoption Journal

  • Wednesday, 30th April 2014 (all day)

    A reminder that articles for the Adoption Journal need to be submitted by today -April…

Understanding DNA Testing Workshop

  • Saturday, 5th April 2014 at 10am - 12pm
    Location: Relationships Australia, 161 Frome Road, Adelaide City

    Australian DNA Hub and Within These Walls were set up to provide assistance to individuals…


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