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#Adoption

# adoption - Yesterday’s News

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# adoption - Monday 9 January, 2017

'Sold to the highest bidder' - how Ireland's institutions allowed Americans to adopt Irish children in the 1950s

On average 10 Irish children (the vast majority born outside of marriage) per month were adopted by American citizens in the early-to-mid 1950s.

# adoption - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Burton outraged at letter to TDs claiming children adopted by same-sex couples are more likely to be abused

Former Tánaiste said she found the letter “needlessly offensive” to adopted people and gay people.

# adoption - Saturday 20 August, 2016

From The Daily Edge The lovely moment a teen asks her mam's partner to adopt her is going super viral Hey Dad

# adoption - Thursday 11 August, 2016

From The Daily Edge This kind air hostess adopted a stray dog that waited outside her hotel for six months Bring Me Home

# adoption - Sunday 7 August, 2016

From The Daily Edge A stray dog followed a runner for half a desert marathon, and now she's getting adopted Gobi

# adoption - Saturday 25 June, 2016

Adopted people are desperately trying to seek their natural families - before it's too late

People trying to find their birth relatives before they die have to wait two years to see a social worker.

# adoption - Thursday 10 March, 2016

From The Daily Edge The lovely moment a girl asked the man who raised her to adopt her is going viral on Facebook Sob

The lovely moment a girl asked the man who raised her to adopt her is going viral on Facebook

It’s even caught Ellen DeGeneres’ attention.

# adoption - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Aged 61, actor discovers he was adopted: ‘I went from being an only child to the eldest of seven’

Alan Stanford says, ‘Knowing you haven’t been forgotten is so important’

# adoption - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

“Meeting my birth father for the first time was really a unique experience.”

“Meeting my birth father for the first time was really a unique experience.”

TV3′s Adoption Stories has followed up on Dan, adopted from Romania when he was three.

# adoption - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

‘If I was a scientist I’d invent a time machine, and go visit my birth mother’

Nine years after being adopted by Irish parents, Liwen has settled in well.

# adoption - Thursday 6 August, 2015

My first daughter was taken from me at 18, but I never gave up hope of meeting her again

Adopted children shouldn’t be prevented from contacting their natural mothers, Irish First Mothers founder Kathy McMahon writes.

# adoption - Friday 31 July, 2015

Should adopted children have the right to contact their natural mother? Not if it endangers vulnerable women

My natural mother wants nothing to do with me and so I leave her in peace, however painful it is to do so.

# adoption - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

‘Truly historic’ – Adopted children will soon have the right to their birth records

Birth parents will be allowed declare if they do not wish to be contacted.

# adoption - Thursday 9 July, 2015

'It's like looking at myself in drag' - adopted brother and sister reunited after 40 years

Paul recognised Maggie immediately when he met her for the first time.

# adoption - Thursday 25 June, 2015

This woman thought she had found her birth mother’s family, but it wasn’t what it seemed DNA

This woman thought she had found her birth mother’s family, but it wasn’t what it seemed

“I was so happy those days, I was thinking ‘This is definitely right, this is my family’.”

# adoption - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Baby Maria, childcare, and why all we want the 'storybook child'

There are currently over 6,000 children in the Irish care system but in childhood, as in life, the implication is that younger is better.

# adoption - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

'The marriage referendum proposal could affect future laws relating to children'

Solicitor Eileen King writes about why a group of lawyers are advocating a No vote this Friday.

# adoption - Monday 11 May, 2015

‘Same-sex marriage referendum WON’T change adoption in Ireland’

No matter which way you vote, Special Rapporteur for Children, Geoffrey Shannon has said.

# adoption - Saturday 18 April, 2015

The Yes campaign excludes those with reservations about same sex marriage

The fact is that some voters have reservations about gay couples adopting children, therefore genuine engagement on this issue is needed.

# adoption - Saturday 4 April, 2015

People are still buying rabbits and chicks 'on a whim' at Easter

The furry little animals can be great pets but they need a lot of love and care.

# adoption - Sunday 15 March, 2015

Baby boxes – The place for parents to anonymously give up their newborns

The practice is common in parts of Europe and is being considered in the US.

# adoption - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

‘If my daughter was raped I’d never force her to carry a child’ Abortion This post contains videos

‘If my daughter was raped I’d never force her to carry a child’

“I’m very conscious that I was an unwanted pregnancy.”

# adoption - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

Will new family law impact same-sex marriage vote?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# adoption - Sunday 8 February, 2015

Just two men have been approved to adopt since 2004

The figures were released in the Dáil last week.

# adoption - Thursday 29 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge So THIS is what a pitbull-dachshund mix looks like Dachsbull

So THIS is what a pitbull-dachshund mix looks like

It’s pretty cute.

# adoption - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Column: On marriage equality and the red herring of raising children

Whenever same-sex marriage is argued against – be it in print, radio or television – the issue of raising children is inevitably raised. But it’s a red herring.

# adoption - Thursday 22 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge 7 people who would definitely marry their mams if the marriage referendum passes* Oh Breda

7 people who would definitely marry their mams if the marriage referendum passes*

*Shh, don’t worry. No one will be marrying their mams. We think.

‘Should we allow mothers to marry their daughters?’

The marriage equality debate has begun in earnest…

# adoption - Sunday 4 January, 2015

Which countries do Irish people adopt children from the most?

The most popular locations for inter-country adoptions have changed due to new rules.

# adoption - Friday 12 December, 2014

Mother-and-baby home survivors want fully inclusive inquiry into what happened to them

It is anticipated the terms of reference of the Commission of Inquiry will be discussed by Cabinet next week.

# adoption - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Adoption group urges support for new law to stop adoptees ‘feeling like pariahs’

James Reilly has said that the Adoption Bill will benefit from further consultation.

# adoption - Monday 17 November, 2014

‘My son died believing I had rejected him’: Philomena Lee calls on Senators to support Adoption Bill

The Seanad is set to debate a Bill on the rights of adopted people this week.

# adoption - Saturday 1 November, 2014

From the streets of Thailand to a living room in Ireland: One dog's story

Chaya escaped abduction into the dog-meat market when she was adopted by Deirdre McDonnell

# adoption - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Column: 'At aged 48, I found out I was adopted. When I found my mother, it was too late'

It took Harry Foley 20 years to find his brother and sisters in Ireland. He said the State need to take hold of the situation and apologise.

# adoption - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Philomena Lee deserves an apology from the state: Labour TD

Anne Ferris was opening a world adoption conference in UCC today.

Philomena Lee to tell world conference about her forced adoption in Ireland

A major international conference in Cork today will hear from a number of speakers about adoption law.

# adoption - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Philomena Lee to speak about her experience of forced adoption in Ireland

The event will see a number of different international experts discussing children’s rights in Ireland.

# adoption - Sunday 13 July, 2014

Mother-and-baby home survivors concerned over ministerial switch-around

James Reilly has taken over at the Department of Children — just days before the establishment of the large-scale inquiry into mother-and-baby homes.

# adoption - Friday 11 July, 2014

Singapore national library to destroy LGBT-themed children’s books

Library says three books are contrary to its “pro-family” stance.

# adoption - Thursday 10 July, 2014

International judge should chair mother-and-baby investigation, survivors say

Groups representing survivors of the institutions are meeting with Children’s Minister Charlie Flanagan today.

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