Coming soon: “Re-membering”

The final edits are complete and this new compilation of poetry and prose, is heading to the printer.
Sofie Gregory-Cox, co-author of “Adopted”, initiated the project and applied successfully for a FASS Small Grant for a group of adoptees to explore the concept of Adoptee “re-union” and record their experiences in writing. The skilful and experienced writer David Chapple facilitated the writing workshops and the processes required to develop the writing into a book.
Watch this space for further details.

Adoptee Writers’ workshops

IdentityRites conducted a series of weekly writing workshops for adult adoptees from 9 January 2020 at RASA in Orsmond Street Hindmarsh, Adelaide. The book is now in the publication phase. 

David Chapple, who ran the previous writing groups that resulted in the production of a book called ADOPTED facilitated the workshops.

Funding was partly provided by a grant from the Forced Adoption Adoptee Support, DSS, Australian Government.

‘Adopted’, the Book

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Launched: Friday 14 July 2017

The invitations went out, and on Friday 14 July 2017 our book ‘Adopted’ was launched at Relationships Australia SA, Hindmarsh, the culmination of a two year journey starting with IdentityRites self-funding the first round of writing workshops, followed by successfully applying for a FASS Small Grant to engage David Chapple to facilitate the completion of the writings to go into the book.  

The Invitation
David Chapple
Katrina Power
L to R: Ross Womersley, Sofie Gregory, Diana Dunning, Melinda Rackham, Rebecca Johnston, Nat Cole

Sofie wrote ‘Katrina Power did the Kaurna welcome to country, Ross Womersley CEO of SACOSS spoke about improving education of therapists taking into account the history of adoption and our needs, and Nat Cole, MP Member for Fisher spoke about her own experience as a late discovery adoptee and the power of the work of other adoptees in the book.’ – for more detailed coverage of the Launch, please visit the Facebook site Adoptee IdentityRites. 

If you would like a FREE copy of Adopted, please contact us.