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Catholic church apologises for role in 'forced adoptions' over 30-year period | Society | The Guardian

3.11.16

Catholic church apologises for role in 'forced adoptions' over 30-year period | Society | The Guardian: Cardinal Vincent Nichols acknowledged the “the grief and pain caused by the giving up of a child through adoption”, adding: “Sadly for unmarried mothers, adoption was considered to be in the best interests of the mother and child because of the associated stigma and the lack of support for lone parents.”

A documentary telling the stories of some of the women – who gave up an estimated half a million children during a period when the Catholic church, the Church of England and the Salvation Army ran “mother and baby homes” and adoption agencies in the UK – is to be broadcast on ITV on 9 November.


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