21 Sep Weekend Australian Baby Bella lost to her parents for 18 years
“Why did they take our baby?” by Caroline Overton
The Weekend Australian’s Article on baby Bella back in November 2010, was disturbing.
Journalist Caroline Overington told the story of two loving parents who decided against risky surgery on their baby. Bella was made a ward of the state, had the operations and went into foster care. She was then adopted out by her foster parents, severing any hope of contact with her natural parents until she comes of age. This was despite the fact that all along her natural parents fought for her return.
As a parent and a mother the story sent shivers down my spine and I felt compelled to give feedback on the article.
The reader response to the story was overwhelming and The Weekend Australian Magazine published mine and six other responses on their feedback page.
Below is the article link and feedback.