Every effort should be made for the mothers and children to be re-connected. This is not like cases of mothers who have had children taken away from them and adopted because of child neglect and abuse. This was forced upon them. I had a friend who was locked up as a juvenile (back then they locked you up for running away from home and other minor offenses). She was pregnant and it was policy that incarcerated juvenile mothers had their children taken away right at the hospital. The mothers went back to the girl's reform school and the children were all adopted out.
There may be some who do not wish to have a relationship, but they should at least have the opportunity to know the truth about what happened and make that decision for themselves.
Those responsible should publicly acknowledge that this happened and should pay for expenses related to finding these children.
Just my opinion.