Australian Archbishop's apology for forced adoptions welcomed

A post-adoption support group has welcomed a move by the Anglican Archbishop of Brisbane to apologise for forced adoptions.

Dr Phillip Aspinall yesterday apologised to families affected by the policies used at St Mary’s Home at Toowong and The Church of England Women’s Refuge at Spring Hill.

Between 1951 and 1975 it is estimated up to 150,000 unmarried women across Australia were forced to give up their babies.

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