Our Mission and Goals
The Origins Philosophy
The sacred bond between mother and child is of paramount importance to Origins. We seek acknowledgement of the need for healing the emotional damage caused by, separation, removal and secrecy, and work toward ensuring that needless separation no longer occurs.
Aims and Objectives of Origins
|SUPPORT:||To provide confidential support and information through: a telephone service available to people separated from their families and offer regular support meetings where clients have the freedom to speak in a safe place.|
|HEALING:||To promote the process of healing the emotional damage caused by separation
|REUNION:||To assist in the reunion of family members separated by past polices and unlawful
|AWARENESS:||To promote community awareness and understanding of the lifelong consequences
of family separation and secrecy.
|RESEARCH:||To encourage and promote research into the mental health consequences and social issues associated with separation.|
|REDRESS:||To seek acknowledgement, validation, accountability and redress for
negligent separation and removal practices.
|REFORM:||To encourage and promote legislative, social and administrative reforms
that address the needs of people already separated by adoption,
removal, state separation and reforms which promote systems of
secure, alternative child care that respect the ongoing needs and dignity
of both Mother and child as an alternative to permanent separation.
|LIAISON:||To liaise with any Government Department or other agency, body or Individual
who may assist in promoting the aims and objectives of ORIGINS