• Secrets, Spies and Spotted Dogs I spoke to Jane Eales about her book Secrets, Spies and Spotted Dogs. Jane I have read your book which gives a detailed account of your late discovery that you were adopted and subsequent search for family, particularly your mother. It’s a great title and absorbing read. Did writing the book come easy to you? […] Thomas Graham No responses March 29, 2016
  • Coming of Age ‘What if abandoning a child was the greatest act of love this world has ever known?’ This statement was made by Victor Alexeyev, one of five young adult adopted people, who spoke at the Coming of Age session at the Redefining Family conference in Auckland. Victor, along with Alex Gilbert, Alexander Kuch, Katya Murray and Voichita […] Thomas Graham No responses March 18, 2016
  • Counselling Experiences of Adult Adopted People I spoke with Sue Rogers about her Masters thesis and her experience of  living with adoption. More about Sue I grew up in Melbourne and have lived there all my life. My parents have a holiday house on the Mornington Peninsula at an area that is not well known. It is quiet, has dirt roads, […] Thomas Graham 5 responses March 15, 2016
  • National Apology for Forced Adoption National Apology for Forced Adoptions The third anniversary of the National Apology for Forced Adoption is fast approaching. It was delivered by former Prime Minister Julia Gilliard in the Great Hall of the Australian Parliament on 21 March 2013. The ornate parchment in guilded, coloured and black calligraphy sits inside Parliament House alongside the National Apologies for […] Thomas Graham No responses March 11, 2016
  • When Adoption is Forever Adoption is forever. Over the decades there have been few days when I haven’t thought about my adoption and its impact on my life. Adoption stays with you always. Consequently, you do need to make provision for it, make sense of it, or find peace with it, otherwise it is likely to prod, nag, itch, […] Thomas Graham 3 responses March 11, 2016
  • Redefining Family Conference: Early this year I attended the Redefining Family Conference in Auckland, New Zealand. This conference provided a first time opportunity for me and others to listen to researchers, professionals and lay-persons from the fields of donor conception, surrogacy and adoption reflect on, and explore the dynamics, of families created through these means. Not that I’m […] Thomas Graham One response March 2, 2016