A teenage woman whose newborn was taken for adoption has told MPs she wants an inquiry into forced adoption from the 1950s to the mid-1970s.

St Mary's home for unwed mothers. Photo by Bruce Madgwick
St Mary’s home for unwed mothers, Otāhuhu, Auckland Photo: Otahuhu Historical Society

Maggie Wilkinson’s petition is being considered by the Parliament’s social services select committee.

Ms Wilkinson gave birth at the age of 19 in 1964 at St Mary’s home for unwed mothers, run by the Anglican Church in Ōtāhuhu, and her…

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