Illegal adoptions - A
chance to make amends
Irish Examiner, Monday,
April 19, 2010
THERE are few enough
events in life as traumatic has feeling obliged to give up a newborn
child for adoption.
Decades ago thousands
of women felt they had little option but to follow this well-worn path.
They may have been
heartbroken but they can take comfort in the fact that they enriched the
lives of thousands who wanted a child to call their own.
These women, and their
children, were sometimes denied the protection our laws promised and
today, many years later, some still feel the wrench in a raw and deeply
emotional way. Each of us longs for emotional stability and if the State
can help those involved in this process the chance to establish a
relationship with a child or a natural parent then it should do so.
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