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Breaking the Silence: Britain's Adoption Scandal

2016

On 9 November 2016 Breaking the Silence: Britain's Adoption Scandal was broadcast in Britain.

The documentary tells the story of 7 women who had their babies stolen from them because they were unmarried.

Medical professionals, 'moral welfare workers' and some parents insisted the women could not raise a child on their own.

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, head of the catholic church in England and Wales, apologises at the end of the documentary for the "grief and pain" caused by the practice of forced adoptions.

There were also messages of 'regret' from the salvation army and the church of england.

The documentary can be watched on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P51L8-3QENA