A major Auckland church has apologised to a mother who was one of hundreds of young women coerced into giving up their newborns for adoption in the “baby scoop” era, NZ Herald reveals. “You were sent to a place that should have offered you support and care…you received exactly the opposite,” said Ross Bay, Bishop of Auckland for the Anglican Church, which was responsible for the unwed mothers’ home where Maggie Wilkinson was sent aged 19.

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