No apologies for mother's forced to adoption

27/06/2017

Women who sat in tears sharing their stories of being made to give up their babies through forced adoption have been refused an inquiry into the practice.

Parliament's social services committee has rejected a petition by Maggie Wilkinson who called for a full investigation into the practice, which saw hundreds of children put up for adoption between the 1950s and 1960s against their mothers' wishes.

Mrs Wilkinson was one of a number of women who travelled to Wellington on multiple occasions to present and hear evidence given to the committee in a campaign she's been running for decades.

Ryan Bridge speaks to Maggie Wilkinson on Drive.