...regaining identities, histories and rights for adopted people...  

Refused your birth certificate by the Adoption Authority?  Click here to learn how to locate it for yourself.



We urge everyone affected by adoption in Ireland, along with family and friends, to demand an end to Ireland's closed secret adoption system, by contacting their local TDs and Senators.

If you agree that adopted people's rights should be enshrined in legislation:

  • Click here to email Dr James Reilly, the Minister for Children   
  • Visit your local TDs' & Senator's clinics  
  • Write to your local TDs & Senators - contact details are below.

To contact TDs and Senators visit contact.ie         

Click here to view a summary of Adoption Rights Alliance's legislative recommendations


“In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage, to know who we are and where we have come from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning . . . and the most disquieting loneliness." 

Alex Haley, Author of Roots 





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