Australia will Apologize to Moms & their children Separated by Adoption
On Tuesday, October 19, 2010, the State of Western Australia will extend a Parliamentary apology to
mothers and their children who were separated by adoption as a result of past adoption practices by
the State. The apology will take place at Parliament House in Perth, Australia at 3:00 p.m. Western
It is very likely that this event will be broadcast live via the Parliament website. The broadcast link is
At 2:00 p.m. flowers will be laid in the sunken garden at Parliament House for all the children lost to
adoption. At 2:30 p.m. there will be a short speech followed by one minute's silence observed for all
the mothers in Australia and around the world who lost their children to adoption.
To observe these events please use the corresponding times.
Tuesday, October 19, 3:00 p.m. Western Standard Time is:
3:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, Tuesday, October 19
2:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time, Tuesday, October 19
1:00 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time, Tuesday, October 19
Midnight Pacific Daylight Time between Monday, October 18 and Tuesday, October 19
Origins-USA applauds Western Australia's recognition of its part in separating mothers and their
children, and its acknowledgement of the lifetime adverse effects of adoption.
Jeanine Biocic, President firstname.lastname@example.org