MULGOA MP Tanya Davies recently met with western Sydney resident Cathy Murton to discuss her experience of the forced adoption policy and to personally hand her the state government's apology.
Ms Murton was born in 1954 when her mother, Shirley, was 16.
Shirley was told she couldn't see or hold her and she was sent home with no information about the child she had just given birth to.
Ms Murton had a good and loving home with her adoptive parents but missed out on growing up with her mother and biological siblings.
The state parliament recently apologised to parents and children who suffered from forced adoption.
Mrs Davies said saying sorry could not change what happened.
"But it's our great hope that this sincere and heartfelt public apology will offer healing and comfort to those who have suffered because of the practices of the past," she said.
The apology in parliament follows recommendations made by the parliamentary inquiry into adoption practices in its Releasing the Past report of 2000.
The state government is implementing practical measures to help people who have been affected by forced adoption.
The Department of Family and Community Services will abolish fees currently charged to adopted people and birth parents for them to obtain adoption information from other organisations as well as the fees for adoption information services provided by the department.
The apology is at: facs.nsw.gov.au.