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# Adoptions

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2022
# birth information
Adoption Authority boss says timelines to process birth information were 'too tight'
The waiting period for people to receive their birth information under the new system tripled just weeks after launching.
# New Law
Adopted people to get access to their birth certs and other records under new legislation
Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman said the Bill represents “a massive step forward” but campaigners have criticised elements of the legislation.
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# Adoptions
'Groundbreaking' legislation will give adopted people access to birth certs and early life information
Under the new law, even if a birth parent says they don’t want their child to get their birth cert or related information, the adopted person will still get access.
The legislation will provide a clear right of access for adopted people and others with questions on their origins to birth certs, birth and early life information.
The Bill will have to first undergo pre-legislative scrutiny, which is expected to take place in the coming months.
A separate memo addressing the issue of illegal birth registrations was brought to Cabinet this morning.
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
# dept of children
Illegal adoption investigator says she was treated 'disrespectfully and in an unprofessional manner' by Dept
She lodged a complaint about the department’s ‘failure to comply with the assurances’ provided to her.
# Ireland
'No one is above the law': New documentary exposes Ireland's cruel illegal adoption system
The documentary airs tonight.
# Injections
Ten mother and baby homes carried out vaccine trials on almost 300 children - report
It is believed the trials took place between 1960 to 1976.
# abandoned
30 dogs abandoned every day in Ireland
Pedigree has launched its annual adoption drive, which is now in its sixth year., with the aim of increasing the adoption of dogs in Ireland.
# Apology
Australia apologises for 'unethical, dishonest and illegal' forced adoptions
The emotional statement was delivered by Prime Minister Julia Gillard today.
# Adoptions
Putin says he will sign anti-US adoptions bill
The Russian president said today he will sign a controversial bill banning Americans from adopting Russian children.
# Adoptions
Adi Roche optimistic about future of Belarusian adoptions
Head of Chernobyl children’s charity says she’s been given promising indications from Belarusian authorities.