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Phenomenal response to publication of Aitheantas’ historic #RepealTheSeal Adoptee Voices report

400 copies of the #RepealtheSeal Adoptee Voices report outlining the effects of closed adoption on adoptees and the intergenerational impacts of adoption in Ireland were downloaded worldwide within the first hour of it being launched by adoptee rights group, Aitheantas at 10am on Wednesday 22nd July. The report, which is a part of the Aitheantas #RepealTheSeal campaign, focuses …

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Statement from Aitheantas on apology from Tusla for ‘hurt’ caused to adoptees

“An absolute nightmare…stonewalled and lied to at every turn.” This is an adoptee’s experience of their interaction with the agencies who are entrusted with adoptees’ information in Ireland, according to recent research conducted by Aitheantas. Tusla was also the subject of ‘vitrolic’ criticism in the final report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes, …

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Aitheantas says new research project on language, terminology and representations in Mother and Baby Homes must be adoptee/survivor centred

Aitheantas, the adoptee identity rights organisation, said the joint research project launched today (17.05.21) by Minister O’Gorman on language, terminology and representations in institutions known as ‘Mother and Baby Homes’, must be adoptee/ survivor centred.   Commenting on today’s announcement, Maree Ryan-O’Brien, founder of Aitheantas said: “The Commission of Investigation in Mother and Baby Homes had …

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Aitheantas says full forensic review of all adoption files is imperative

In response to remarks made by the Adoption Authority of Ireland (AAI) that a full review of thousands of incomplete adoption files is “not feasible”, Aitheantas, the adoptee identity rights organisation, is calling for immediate action to establish an independent agency to conduct a full investigation into this matter.  Aitheantas said a full forensic review …

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Aitheantas calls for extended mental health supports for adoptees and survivors of Mother and Baby Homes

Aitheantas, the adoptee identity rights organisation, has called on the Government to ensure free mental health supports are available to all adoptees, birth parents and survivors of Mother and Baby Homes this week, as the final report of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation is published. Commenting today (11.01.21), Maree Ryan-O’Brien, founder of …

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Aitheantas calls for national apology for handling of Mother and Baby Homes records

Aitheantas, the adoptee identity rights organisation, has called on the Taoiseach and Minister Roderic O’Gorman to commit to a national apology for the “decades-long practice of concealing and obstructing access to records pertaining to Mother and Baby Homes”. The organisation said this should form part of an overall apology for the practices of forced and …

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