Future and past events

Future and Past Events for Adoptees

Find out about past and future events run by and attended by the Adult Adoptee Movement.

25th April 2023 –  Formal apology from Welsh Government 

We’re pleased to share with you that on Tuesday, April 25th at around 4.45 pm the Welsh Deputy Minister for Social Services will make a statement in the Senedd on Historical Adoption Practices.
Adoptees who would like to attend in person can contact the Senedd to reserve a seat in the public gallery.

3rd May 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Adoptee Voices Zoom

This is the first of our regular adoptee-only Zoom chats.  We want to make adoptee voices heard and be counted!  

Please come and join us to talk about the things that matter to you.  

Do you have any questions about the work we’ve been doing, is there anything you think we should be focusing on, and any other suggestions or requests you may have?

To receive the link please register here.

24th May 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm – Adoptee Book Club  

When I First Held You – Anstey Harris

Our book club is for adoptees only and ticketed, free or by voluntary donation a portion of which will be passed to Anstey. Please reserve your place via Eventbrite to receive the link.

We are delighted to announce that author and adoptee Anstey Harris will join us for our first online Adoptee Book Club to talk about her latest novel When I First Held You.

In order to allow attendees to speak freely in a safe space, we will not be recording the event.

When I First Held You is available in print, ebook, and audio formats in the UK and the USA. Anstey has asked us to remind UK readers that you don’t need to buy the novel in order to support her–if you check it out from your local library she will still get a fee. 

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May | Return to Seoul screening with Director Davy Chou

Return to Seoul

Return to Seoul will be screening in London in May at the Barbican and at the British Film Institute. Director Davy Chou will attend the Barbican screening on 3 May and the 6pm BFI screening on 5 May, and will hold a Q&A after the film.

Past Events

April 2023 | The In-Between Lines Project at Coram | Open Mic

“We hold you and we can guide you”. Debbie Nahid from the Adult Adoptee Movement talked to younger adoptees about the lifelong impact of adoption at Coram’s In-Between Lines Project open mic session.

March 2023 | Webinar with the Movement for an Adoption Apology: Why an Apology Matters

Powerful testimony from mothers and adoptees. The Adult Adoptee Movement and the Movement for an Adoption Apology have come together in a webinar to discuss why an apology matters. The UK Government has refused to issue an apology for historic forced adoptions, despite its acknowledgment of a violation of human rights.

February 2023 | Website Launch and Meet the Team

We discuss how we came about, the JCHR inquiry The Violation of Family Life: Adoption of Children of Unmarried Women 1949–1976 in July 2022, as well as the lifelong impact of adoption, and our vision for the future.

Huge thank you to all those who attended!

February 2023 | Webinar with the Ollie Foundation

flyer for webinar with ollie foundation

The recording will be available shortly

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