A formal apology will be given to forced adoption victims, says Attorney General Nicola Roxon.
A formal apology will be given to forced adoption victims, says Attorney General Nicola Roxon. Claudia Baxter

Forced adoption victims get apology

PARENTS and children affected by forced adoptions in Australia will be offered a formal apology from the Federal Government says Attorney General Nicola Roxon.

The national apology was the key recommendation of a Senate report on former forced adoption policies and practices tabled earlier this year.

A panel made up of affected birth parents and adoptees will have a say in where and in what form the apology will be made.

Ms Roxon said on the weekend, the Government recognised the pain and suffering felt by the parents and children who were forcibly separated.

She said the apology would be a significant step in the healing process for the families involved.



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