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# birth-certs - 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 44,648 Views 33 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.

# birth-certs - Sunday 2 May, 2021

Geraldine was born in St Patrick's, her sister Pauline was born in Bessborough - 50 years later they found each other
# Long Lost Sisters
# Long Lost Sisters

Geraldine was born in St Patrick's, her sister Pauline was born in Bessborough - 50 years later they found each other

May 2nd 2021, 12:05 AM 51,156 Views 0 Comments
  • Both women sought to find their birth parents, but instead discovered each other, Órla Ryan writes
  • A social worker 'stumbled across' information that changed their lives forever
  • They say adopted people have a right to their birth certs and medical history

# birth-certs - Sunday 4 April, 2021

'Pay us and acknowledge what happened': Mother and baby home survivors want compensation and a remembrance day
# Redress
# Redress

'Pay us and acknowledge what happened': Mother and baby home survivors want compensation and a remembrance day

Apr 4th 2021, 12:05 AM 27,525 Views 41 Comments

Some survivors have also called on the government to take legal action against the religious orders who ran the institutions if they refuse to pay financial compensation.

# birth-certs - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

O'Gorman says adopted people will get birth certs and other information under new legislation
# Birth Certs
# Birth Certs

O'Gorman says adopted people will get birth certs and other information under new legislation

Updated Mar 10th 2021, 5:10 PM 18,515 Views 15 Comments

The minister has also launched a consultation process for a redress scheme for survivors of Mother And Baby Homes.

# birth-certs - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Report into illegal adoptions estimates there are thousands of 'suspicious' files, but advises against inquiry
# Birth Registration
# Birth Registration

Report into illegal adoptions estimates there are thousands of 'suspicious' files, but advises against inquiry

Mar 9th 2021, 4:26 PM 9,947 Views 12 Comments

Minister Roderic O’Gorman says “deep ethical issues” arise in relation to illegal birth registrations, and an inquiry may still happen.

# birth-certs - Saturday 6 February, 2021

'Lives could be saved': Woman with MS says adopted people should have access to medical history
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

'Lives could be saved': Woman with MS says adopted people should have access to medical history

Feb 6th 2021, 10:30 AM 25,152 Views 4 Comments

“So many lives could be made better, saved, elongated, if doctors knew what they were testing for.”

# birth-certs - 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 33,143 Views 0 Comments

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

# birth-certs - 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 119,312 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.

# birth-certs - Friday 11 January, 2019

Same-sex couples will be able to use ‘parent’ on birth certificates under new law
# Parenting
# Parenting

Same-sex couples will be able to use ‘parent’ on birth certificates under new law

Jan 11th 2019, 11:06 AM 18,739 Views 105 Comments

The changes will resolve a number of difficulties in the registration of donor assisted births.

# birth-certs - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Adoption group urges support for new law to stop adoptees 'feeling like pariahs'
# Birth Certs
# Birth Certs

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

Nov 19th 2014, 3:40 PM 7,342 Views 6 Comments

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

# birth-certs - Monday 17 November, 2014

'My son died believing I had rejected him': Philomena Lee calls on Senators to support Adoption Bill
# ADOPTION RIGHTS
# ADOPTION RIGHTS

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

Nov 17th 2014, 9:27 AM 10,114 Views 12 Comments

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

# birth-certs - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

This GAA club is taking no World Cup-related excuses for missing training
# Birth Certs
From The42
# Birth Certs

This GAA club is taking no World Cup-related excuses for missing training

Jun 18th 2014, 11:53 AM 14,075 Views 4 Comments

Management sent around a clever text before an intermediate and junior session last night.

# birth-certs - 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 11,092 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,