The Precedent Organisation founded on exposing the truth of adoption fraud and its subsequent
mental health damage.
Origins has fought for nearly two decades for the rights of those that have been affected by unlawful,
forced and harmful adoption practices
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