Annie Harrington has had mixed emotions about trying to contact her birth mother.
Adoption was something I wished for when my world was suddenly turned upside-down.
The trauma of being separated from my biological mother continues to haunt me like a darkened cumulus cloud.
I was adopted as a baby, only a few days old, to my mum and dad. They were always open about the fact my brother and I were adopted.
I was 17 and half way through my last year of high school and I was pregnant.
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When I was 12, I found my birth certificate and some unknown bloke was named as my father.
As a young couple we didn't think there would be a problem having children. We were wrong. We chose to go down the adoption path.
It's hard to explain what it's like to look at a person you don't know, but know you wouldn't be alive if it weren't for them.
When I got married and had my own children, I wanted to find my roots so I could pass it on.
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Brett and Danielle have been trying for a baby for two years with no luck. They've decided to try to adopt, and have turned to Facebook.
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Racism emerged early when my son was called Ching Chong boy in the toilet block.
My parents taught me to keep secrets. Don't ask questions, don't share your feelings. That's what they'd been taught. They were told not to tell.
As I found out more from my adoption file, I found myself starting to doubt my birth parents.
You'd think, from all the forced adoption documentaries and TV series flying around, that my birth mother Bonnie would have been thrilled to have me back in her life. THRILLED. Not so much, as it happens.
The Australian parents of an Indian girl thought to have been kidnapped and sold to an adoption agency say they'll fight "tooth and claw" to keep her.
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