Quick Exit

Ms AE was adopted from a young age and experienced physical, sexual and emotional abuse from her adoptive parents. She went through Allendale and Bollard Girls’ Home and spent time in foster care. Ms AE will talk about the effects the abuse has had on her, including the intergenerational effects of adoption on her connection to her whakapapa and culture. 

Witness Statement of Ms AE for the Maori public hearing.pdf

PDF, 2.7 MB

So far, nearly 2,200 survivors have shared their experience. Join them. Ā mohoa nei, neke atu i te 2,200 purapura ora kua kōrero mai i ō rātou haerenga. Hono mai.

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