Hundreds of women forced to give up their babies for adoption in the 1950s, 60s and 70s because they were unmarried, are calling for a government apology.

Sue Armstrong Brown, CEO of Adoption UK said: “What happened to these women and their children is heartbreaking and indefensible. Apologising to them is the right thing for the government to do.

Thankfully, adoption has changed. Today, adoption is only used when it is not safe for a child to stay with their birth family because of abuse, violence or neglect. Adoption gives them safety, stability and the chance to thrive. But we owe it to these women and their children to face up to the wrong that was done to them in different times.”

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