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Aitheantas in the Media
PAC Woman Podcast: Adoptee Rights and Having a Seat at the Table with Maree Ryan-O’Brien
“We need to put people at the centre of healing… We (society) need to come to terms with our past, but we (survivors and adoptees) need to be allowed to be the people who come to terms with it first.. ” – Maree Ryan-O’Brien
Adoptee and survivor rights groups oppose sealing of Mother and Baby Homes Commission files
“We are people, not paper.” That’s according to Aitheantas – Adoptee Identity Rights and Cork Survivors and Supporters Alliance, who are calling on Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration, and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman TD, to halt the sealing of administrative files and the transfer of files relating to the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes and Certain Related Matters to Tusla.
Current Campaign Initiatives
Our petition calls on Minister O’Gorman to give Irish adoptees automatic access to their own identity information.
Email your TD
Adoptees from historical adoptions are denied the most basic of knowledge on their Health, History and Heritage. We need new laws with a new focus, please send an email to your TD asking them to change these laws. End the lies and stigma.
Aitheantas is campaigning to give Irish adoptees access to their own information on Health, Heritage and History and acknowledgment of their Identity Rights.
Aitheantas means Identity as Gaelige. Identity is something that is denied every adoptee regardless of where they were born. Aitheantas is on a mission to change that. Aitheantas is campaigning to give Irish adoptees access to their own information on Health, Heritage and History and acknowledgment of their Identity Rights.