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# Adoption

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'Can you put a price on trauma?': Redress scheme for survivors of mother and baby homes ready
40 years of nothing, then a message saying 'I'm your son': Mother & son reunite after 4 decades
UN experts warn Burials Bill may 'create obstacles' to examining deaths at Mother & Baby Homes
Illegal adoptees 'forced to break the law' by using their falsified birth certificates
Agencies tasked with supporting adopted adults ‘not fit for purpose’, Committee hears
Adoption tracing legislation ‘risks being found unconstitutional’, O'Gorman tells Committee
O'Gorman says term 'birth mother' is 'reductive and hurtful' ahead of legislation debate
Woman's signature forged on letter saying nuns from Mother and Baby Home 'deserve a medal'
Denying adopted people access to their birth certs 'could re-traumatise them'
Mother and Baby Homes: Three test cases could be used as survivors seek judicial review
O'Gorman 'welcomes' new report that contradicts findings of Mother and Baby Home Commission
'The Irish Handmaid's Tale': Mother and Baby Home survivor says reality was worse than fiction
Adopted people seeking records ‘should be provided with counselling supports’, committee hears
Tusla apologises for 'hurt' felt by adoptees seeking access to personal information
'Rape' and 'incest' listed as 'current relationship status' options on Commission form
'I am fuming, it's so disrespectful': Survivors react to commissioners' refusal to appear before Oireachtas
Government 'failing to support' priests' children as they search for their fathers
'Groundbreaking' legislation will give adopted people access to birth certs and early life information
Geraldine was born in St Patrick's, her sister Pauline was born in Bessborough - 50 years later they found each other
Drew Harris says Mother and Baby Home crimes 'difficult to prosecute' despite reports of rape and incest
Bessborough survivor says more women 'will die not knowing if their child is rotting in a septic tank'
UN asked to intervene over Ireland's response to 'systemic racism' in mother and baby homes
Philomena Lee among women taking legal action against findings in Mother and Baby Home report
'Imagine someone clicked their fingers and you had no family or history, that's the reality for thousands of us'
'Pay us and acknowledge what happened': Mother and baby home survivors want compensation and a remembrance day
O'Gorman says adopted people will get birth certs and other information under new legislation
Report into illegal adoptions estimates there are thousands of 'suspicious' files, but advises against inquiry
Dr Peter Boylan: The RTÉ Investigates programme reminds us of the issues facing the State-funded National Maternity Hospital
Dr Peter Boylan
'My mother gave birth to three children in three mother and baby homes in three years'
'Lives could be saved': Woman with MS says adopted people should have access to medical history
'The brother whipped him until his back was bleeding, then gave him an orange to keep quiet'
'Illegitimate children could contaminate the morals of society so had to be hidden and illegally adopted'
'We were told our mothers were prostitutes and ne'er-do-wells. My mother was a senior civil servant, aged 30'
Opinion: It's finally time to admit that the Government's legal advice on adoption is wrong
David Kenny
Philomena Lee says Ireland must ensure mother and baby home 'atrocities' never happen again
How a 'surprising' lack of burial records impacted the work of the mother and baby home commission
Concerns raised for survivors 'torn apart' by 'omnishambles' of mother and baby home legislation
Fionn Davenport: I was born in a mother and baby home - we have a right to our past
Fionn Davenport
Adopted people will not get automatic access to birth records over parent's right to privacy
81-year-old woman meets her mother for the first time after 60 years of searching