Female Dj/Artist/Songwriter From Melbourne, Australia
I believe timing plays a very important role in life and that’s why I felt I was ready to write and release a song about my past.
ONLY CHILD was written for the CHILEAN ADOPTEES WORLDWIDE who had their Basic HUMAN RIGHTS taken/stolen from them, under the Dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet in the 70s, 80s and 90s.
I was one of those children adopted out in 1981, only ever knowing what my parents had been told - that I was ABANDONED by my mother.
It was in 2019 I learnt the real truth.
I was placed in a nursery by my biological mother who signed abandonment papers because the only support system she had, was telling her to give me up, that she had nothing to offer me. My mother fortunately did register my birth but the staff at the nursery got upset asking her why would she do that. My mother responded, saying that she loved me and didn’t want to lose me. The staff answered her, “The children of love do not live, sign this and you will be giving a better life to your daughter because giving up for adoption is also an act of love”.
Only Child is for those who have suffered loss and pain, for those who have been reunited with loved ones and for those who are still searching.
I hope this song helps create some type of awareness. Most IMPORTANTLY, I hope that we can put an end to Illegal Adoption and Child Trafficking not only within Chile but throughout this world..
Thankyou Petra Acker for helping create this songmore