Times Letters: Helping adoptees
Times, Tue, Jan 15, 2013
– It was heartening to see a report on illegal adoptions on the front
page of The Irish Times (January 12th).
adult adoptees will never be able to access the document that
non-adoptees have as an automatic right: a birth certificate.Their
mothers may never be able to move beyond the shame and secrecy of being
the mother of the “the child born out of wedlock” and tell their
story to their children . It is a cruel society that we live in whereby
kin cannot meet .
is within Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald’s brief to change
this inequality with the forthcoming adoption tracing and information
legislation and let all citizens be equal in the eyes of the law. –
2013 The Irish Times