DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. — The Oscar nominated movie “Philomena” was the first time most people learned about the dark side of Ireland’s convents, and the forced adoptions that occurred in some. But it wasn’t news to Catherine Deasy. She was one of tens of thousands of children born in so called mother-baby homes in Ireland.
SEANAD PASSES BILL TO GIVE ALL ADOPTEES A RIGHT TO THEIR BIRTH CERTS 0 BY ADMIN ON FEBRUARY 18, 2015 NEWS SEANAD PASSES BILL TO GIVE ALL ADOPTEES A RIGHT TO THEIR BIRTH CERTS The Seanad has unanimously passed the Adoption (Identity and Information Bill). Under the bill: – All adoptees will have a right
Irish mother and baby homes: Terms of three-year inquiry published The site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home, GalwayThe inquiry was first announced last year, following revelations about a mass grave at a field near Catholic Church-run mother and baby home in Tuam The Irish government
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Jan. 29, 2015 800 Babies Mass septic tank grave ‘containing the skeletons of 800 babies’ at site of Irish home for unmarried mothers Hundreds of babies and toddlers believed to be buried in Tuam, Co Galway The site lies next to a former home for single mothers and their children The children’s home was run
Banished baby: Irish survivor tells her story BY ANNE BIGGS In Ireland, at 14, my birth-mother was raped on her way home from school. Three months into her pregnancy, she was transported to Castlepollard, one of m a ny o f t h e m o t h e r- b aby homes throughout Ireland,
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