Apology for forced adoption practices

The following Apology for Forced Adoption Practices was adopted by both Houses of the Parliament of New South Wales on Thursday, 20 September 2012:
  1. This House acknowledges the traumatic effects of the forced adoption practices of the past that have echoed through the lives of tens of thousands of mothers, fathers, people adopted as children and their families; and
  2. All Members of this House, with profound sadness and remorse, say to those living with the ongoing grief and pain of forced adoption practices, that we are sorry.
Apology for forced adoption practices in the LAApology for forced adoption practices in the LC
Video of proceedings in the Legislative Assembly (YouTube)Video of proceedings in the Legislative Council (YouTube)
Excerpt of the Votes and Proceedings of the Legislative Assembly No111 - Thursday 20 September 2012
LA Votes and Proceedings Excerpt.pdf

Excerpt of Legislative Council Minutes No. 110—Thursday 20 September 2012.

LC Minutes Excerpt.pdf
Hansard transcript of proceedings in the Legislative Assembly.
Hansard transcript of proceedings in the Legislative Council.
Commemorative Certificate - Apology for Forced Adoption Practices, Tabled by the Hon. Pru Goward, Minister for Family and Community Services and Minister for Women Inquiry of the Standing Committee on Social Issues into Adoption Practices in New South Wales.