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Tuesday 3 October 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# forced adoption

Last year
Holly Cairns: Calculating redress based on length of time in an institution is just wrong
The Social Democrats TD says the government’s redress scheme fails to consider human rights violations perpetrated on thousands of women and children.
All time
Woman's signature forged on letter saying nuns from Mother and Baby Home 'deserve a medal'
The survivor saw the letter, written in 1980, for the first time last month.
The survivor saw the letter, written in 1980, for the first time last month, Órla Ryan reports
"I think ye should all be presented with a medal for your fantastic work," the letter states
The woman believes her late mother wrote the letter praising the nuns, pretending to be her
Denying adopted people access to their birth certs 'could re-traumatise them'
O'Gorman 'welcomes' new report that contradicts findings of Mother and Baby Home Commission
'Illegitimate children could contaminate the morals of society so had to be hidden and illegally adopted'
Adopted people and survivors of mother and baby homes say forced adoption was widespread, regardless of what the commission says.
'We were told our mothers were prostitutes and ne'er-do-wells. My mother was a senior civil servant, aged 30'
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.
Philomena Lee says Ireland must ensure mother and baby home 'atrocities' never happen again
Lee also said she is “dismayed” that some details from the Mother and Baby Homes report were leaked.
'My mother was tied to the bed and when she couldn't push, one of the nuns sat on her chest'
A new report on mother and baby homes has recommended the State give those affected a statutory right to access files.