The Precedent Organisation founded on exposing the truth of adoption fraud
and its subsequent mental health damage.
Origins has fought for two decades for the rights of those that have been
affected by unlawful, forced and harmful adoption practices
Origins members have succeeded in obtaining two State Parliamentary
Inquiries in NSW(1998) and Tasmania (1999)
In November 2009 the committee of Origins was summoned to Canberra by
Minister Jenny Macklin and was offered "whatever we wanted" if Origins mothers of "forced adoption" accepted being part of
the Forgotten Australians and Child Migrants Apology, we soundly rejected this proposal demanding our own Senate Inquiry so
that those affected by illegal adoption could tell their stories.
Through a media campaign for over a year we were successful in our lobbying
and a Senate Inquiry into unlawful adoption practices was later announced in November 2010, that subsequently led to
a national apology given by Julia Gillard
The members of Origins take great pride in being trailblazers for adoption
activism and the rest of the world affected also by these practices look to us to continue the fight for those who have not
had access to justice