Dian Wellfare Adoption Rights Campaigner (1951-2008)

Overview of Adoption
"A Sanctioned Evil" Adoption History in Australia
"A Sanctioned Evil" 2
"A Sanctioned Evil" 3
"A Sanctioned Evil" 4
"A Sanctioned Evil" 5
A Sanctioned Evil 6
Dian's Tribute Page
Civil Rights Crimes in Adoption
Wake up Little Suzie
Beyond Pain
Responses to the NSW Inquiry
A Judge Speaks
What they Knew
South Australian Vetos
Dian's Portrait at National Gallery
Origins INC NSW

Founder of Origins Inc Supporting People Separated by Adoption


Dian was one of the greatest human rights activists for mothers and their children who have been separated by adoption in Australia. It was her determination that brought about the first Parliamentary Inquiry into adoption practices that lasted for two and a half years, the conclusion of the Inquiry found that adoption practices in New South Wales were unlawful and unethical from 1950- 2000.



This website is devoted to her fight for justice for mothers and adoptees and to publish her research and voice and to bring truth and justice for those who have been harmed by adoption not only in Australia but the rest of the world  


This site will present Dian's cause and ideas to the world. As communicating isn't always easy, we'll try to include photos,links and images that convey her message. We'll also include specific information about our organization and its members, so no one forgets the people behind the pictures.


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The website is constructed and maintained by Lily Arthur in memory and honor of Dian Wellfare


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Origins Inc