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#illegal adoption

# illegal-adoption - Monday 14 March, 2022

'It's an insult': €3,000 payment for people who were illegally adopted criticised
# St Patrick's Guild
# St Patrick's Guild

'It's an insult': €3,000 payment for people who were illegally adopted criticised

Updated Mar 14th 2022, 3:45 PM 35,969 Views 29 Comments

The payments will only apply to people whose illegal adoptions were facilitated by St Patrick’s Guild.

# illegal-adoption - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

Mother told daughter would 'get a needle in her arm every day' until she signed adoption papers
# Vaccine Trials
# Vaccine Trials

Mother told daughter would 'get a needle in her arm every day' until she signed adoption papers

Jan 12th 2022, 12:05 AM 88,669 Views 0 Comments
  • Sally McAndrew says nuns threatened to put her in a vaccine trial when her mother put off signing her adoption papers
  • 'Every day you don’t sign, your daughter is getting a needle in her arm and will be screaming in pain'
  • Sally says her biological father received her home address when he paid £5,000 to nuns, Órla Ryan reports

# illegal-adoption - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

Denying adopted people access to their birth certs 'could re-traumatise them'
# Information And Tracing
# Information And Tracing

Denying adopted people access to their birth certs 'could re-traumatise them'

Jul 13th 2021, 5:16 PM 6,498 Views 9 Comments

Survivors of Mother and Baby Homes have said “the right to truth is key”, an Oireachtas Committee heard today.

# illegal-adoption - Tuesday 11 May, 2021

'Groundbreaking' legislation will give adopted people access to birth certs and early life information
# Adoptions
# Adoptions

'Groundbreaking' legislation will give adopted people access to birth certs and early life information

Updated May 11th 2021, 5:45 PM 46,507 Views 34 Comments
  • 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.

# illegal-adoption - Sunday 25 April, 2021

Illegal adoption investigator says she was treated 'disrespectfully and in an unprofessional manner' by Dept
# Dept Of Children
# Dept Of Children

Illegal adoption investigator says she was treated 'disrespectfully and in an unprofessional manner' by Dept

Apr 25th 2021, 12:05 AM 48,380 Views 28 Comments

She lodged a complaint about the department’s ‘failure to comply with the assurances’ provided to her.

# illegal-adoption - Thursday 11 March, 2021

Illegal adoption investigator strongly objected to redaction of institution names in report
# Redacted
# Redacted

Illegal adoption investigator strongly objected to redaction of institution names in report

Mar 11th 2021, 8:25 PM 15,181 Views 15 Comments

The report was published with the names of the institutions redacted.

# illegal-adoption - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Minister to bring memo on illegal birth registrations to Cabinet next week
# Illegal Adoption
# Illegal Adoption

Minister to bring memo on illegal birth registrations to Cabinet next week

Mar 3rd 2021, 2:09 PM 7,542 Views 6 Comments

The review was commissioned in 2018 but its publication was delayed.

# illegal-adoption - Sunday 17 January, 2021

'Illegitimate children could contaminate the morals of society so had to be hidden and illegally adopted'
# Commission
# Commission

'Illegitimate children could contaminate the morals of society so had to be hidden and illegally adopted'

Jan 17th 2021, 8:00 AM 34,170 Views 0 Comments

Adopted people and survivors of mother and baby homes say forced adoption was widespread, regardless of what the commission says.

# illegal-adoption - Saturday 16 January, 2021

'We were told our mothers were prostitutes and ne'er-do-wells. My mother was a senior civil servant, aged 30'
# Adoption
# Adoption

'We were told our mothers were prostitutes and ne'er-do-wells. My mother was a senior civil servant, aged 30'

Jan 16th 2021, 10:30 AM 121,508 Views 0 Comments

Susan Lohan says adopted people have for decades been fed a false narrative about their mothers in the hopes they won’t try to find them.

# illegal-adoption - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

'I was told not to touch him or bond with him because that was for his other mother'
# Illegal Adoption
# Illegal Adoption

'I was told not to touch him or bond with him because that was for his other mother'

Jul 17th 2018, 5:35 PM 19,916 Views 20 Comments

Tressa Reeves was separated from her son for 52 years.

# illegal-adoption - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

'Ireland's history needs to be cleaned up': Calls for scope of Mother and Baby Homes inquiry to be extended
# Adoption
# Adoption

'Ireland's history needs to be cleaned up': Calls for scope of Mother and Baby Homes inquiry to be extended

Jun 12th 2018, 1:13 PM 7,367 Views 34 Comments

The Coalition of Mother and Baby Home Survivors also called for a full national DNA database with free testing for all adoptees and illegal adoptees.

# illegal-adoption - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Heart-wrenching documentary shines light on adoption trade of Irish 'illegitimate children'
# Ireland's Lost Babies
# Ireland's Lost Babies

Heart-wrenching documentary shines light on adoption trade of Irish 'illegitimate children'

Sep 18th 2014, 10:55 PM 22,592 Views 47 Comments

Martin Sixsmith travels to Ireland and America to reveal the moving stories of parents and children.

# illegal-adoption - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Opinion: It may seem heartless, but we shouldn't fund an inquiry into religious-run homes
# Mother And Baby
# Mother And Baby

Opinion: It may seem heartless, but we shouldn't fund an inquiry into religious-run homes

Jul 8th 2014, 7:30 PM 224 Views 141 Comments

I shudder to imagine what those mothers and their beautiful babies went through. But we need to ask the difficult question: is this the correct use of funds that children living today so badly need?

# illegal-adoption - Sunday 29 June, 2014

Opinion: Adoption, illegitimate children and ‘the bogey of proselytism’ in Catholic Ireland
# Adoption
# Adoption

Opinion: Adoption, illegitimate children and ‘the bogey of proselytism’ in Catholic Ireland

Jun 29th 2014, 8:30 AM 3,388 Views 59 Comments

The history of Ireland’s legal adoption battle is fraught with examples of church-state collusion, even after 1952 when legislation for it was finally enacted in Ireland.

# illegal-adoption - Sunday 15 June, 2014

State 'robbing adoptees of their identities' by denying access to birth certs
# Averil Power
# Averil Power

State 'robbing adoptees of their identities' by denying access to birth certs

Jun 15th 2014, 4:39 PM 11,114 Views 66 Comments

Fianna Fáil senator Averil Power, who was adopted from a mother-and-baby home, has called for access rights to be given,