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Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

Mothers who spent time at St Mary’s Home, Toowong who were forced to give up their babies for adoption in the 1960s and 1970s (L to R) Dorelle Downs, Rosemary Harbison, Margaret Hamilton and Diane

Remembrance garden blessed for St Mary’s mothers and their children

While the Brisbane Diocese apologised in 2012 for its role in historical forced adoption practices, the opening and blessing of a garden, which includes the restored and original gates, has been warmly welcomed by surviving mothers