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The mission of Adoption Rights Alliance is to advocate equal human and civil rights for those affected by Ireland's closed secret adoption system.

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23rd March 2015
 
Adoption Rights Alliance urges senators to amend Children and Family Relationships Bill 
 
Adoption Rights Alliance (ARA), which advocates for equal identity rights for those affected by Ireland’s closed, secret, forced adoption system has urged Senators to amend the Children and Family Relationships Bill as the organisation is deeply concerned that the Bill does not go far enough to protect the identity rights of donor conceived children and adults.

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11th March 2015

Adoption Rights Alliance concerned about identity rights in Children and Family Relationships Bill 

Adoption Rights Alliance (ARA), which advocates for equal identity rights for those affected by Ireland’s closed, secret, forced adoption system has said while there is much to welcome in the Children and Family Relationships Bill, it is nonetheless concerned that the Bill does not go far enough to ensure that history does not repeat itself. 

ARA’s concerns cover three main areas: a) the lack of retrospective rights for those born before the enactment of this legislation b) the lack of information provided while the child is growing up and c) the information sought from the donor at the time of donation is wholly insufficient. The organisation has submitted a Briefing Note to the Oireachtas, urging legislators to implement the necessary changes.

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28th January 2015

Adoption Rights Alliance Briefing Note on Commission of Investigation

Adoption Rights Alliance sends a Briefing Note to TDs in advance of today's debate on the Terms of Reference for the Commission of Investigation. We have urged TDs to take the issues we have raised into account during the debate on the Terms of Reference as we are gravely concerned about the limited scope of the Commission and the exclusion of large sections of the Irish adoption community.

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9th January 2015

Adoption Rights Alliance gives cautious welcome to Inquiry but cites grave concerns

Adoption Rights Alliance (ARA), which advocates for equal human and civil rights for those affected by Ireland's closed secret forced adoption system has cautiously welcomed certain elements of the Terms of Reference for the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes and certain related Matters. However, the group has grave concerns that the inquiry has, from the outset, been limited to only investigating the practices and procedures of those institutions, agencies and individuals with a direct connection to a Mother and Baby Home.

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