old shameful story of lies, cover-ups and denials
Irish Examiner Letters,
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
JUST would like to say thank you to Tressa Reeves for having the courage
to tell her story (April 19) to the nation in your special
cannot for one minute begin to understand what she went through since
she gave birth to her son.
feeling of helplessness must be overwhelming. I am adopted and trying to
trace my natural parents so I know, personally, the red tape, the
secrecy and the lack of co-operation that we encounter when dealing with
the state and the church.
know a file with all the information that she needs to find her son is
just sitting there in some filing cabinet is hard to bear. I would just
like to say that the people who "adopted" Andre should be very
ashamed of themselves.
greed and selfishness at wanting a child at whatever cost and by
whatever means fed into this illegal practice that continued in Ireland
they ever think of his natural mother and the fact that she would
probably never know her son or have any way of finding out about him. Or
if their "son" ever found out the truth what would it do to
have the same old problems, lies, cover-ups and denials at the hands of
the state and the church. When will we get an independent inquiry into
what happened in this country?
are the powers that be too afraid of the fallout of what they created
and allowed continue.
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