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From TheJournal.ie The Yes campaign excludes those with reservations about same sex marriage Opinion

The Yes campaign excludes those with reservations about same sex marriage

The fact is that some voters have reservations about gay couples adopting children, therefore genuine engagement on this issue is needed.

From TheJournal.ie People are still buying rabbits and chicks 'on a whim' at Easter Not Just For...

People are still buying rabbits and chicks 'on a whim' at Easter

The furry little animals can be great pets but they need a lot of love and care.

From TheJournal.ie Baby boxes - The place for parents to anonymously give up their newborns Safe Haven

Baby boxes - The place for parents to anonymously give up their newborns

The practice is common in parts of Europe and is being considered in the US.

From TheJournal.ie 'If my daughter was raped I'd never force her to carry a child' Abortion This post contains videos

'If my daughter was raped I'd never force her to carry a child'

“I’m very conscious that I was an unwanted pregnancy.”

From TheJournal.ie Will new family law impact same-sex marriage vote? State Of The Nation

Will new family law impact same-sex marriage vote?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

From TheJournal.ie Just two men have been approved to adopt since 2004 Family

Just two men have been approved to adopt since 2004

The figures were released in the Dáil last week.

So THIS is what a pitbull-dachshund mix looks like

It’s pretty cute.

From TheJournal.ie Column: On marriage equality and the red herring of raising children Marriage

Column: On marriage equality and the red herring of raising children

Whenever same-sex marriage is argued against – be it in print, radio or television – the issue of raising children is inevitably raised. But it’s a red herring.

7 people who would definitely marry their mams if the marriage referendum passes*

*Shh, don’t worry. No one will be marrying their mams. We think.

From TheJournal.ie 'Should we allow mothers to marry their daughters?' Referendum

'Should we allow mothers to marry their daughters?'

The marriage equality debate has begun in earnest…

From TheJournal.ie Which countries do Irish people adopt children from the most? From Russia With Love

Which countries do Irish people adopt children from the most?

The most popular locations for inter-country adoptions have changed due to new rules.

From TheJournal.ie Mother-and-baby home survivors want fully inclusive inquiry into what happened to them Redress

Mother-and-baby home survivors want fully inclusive inquiry into what happened to them

It is anticipated the terms of reference of the Commission of Inquiry will be discussed by Cabinet next week.

From TheJournal.ie Adoption group urges support for new law to stop adoptees 'feeling like pariahs' Birth Certs

Adoption group urges support for new law to stop adoptees 'feeling like pariahs'

James Reilly has said that the Adoption Bill will benefit from further consultation.

From TheJournal.ie 'My son died believing I had rejected him': Philomena Lee calls on Senators to support Adoption Bill ADOPTION RIGHTS

'My son died believing I had rejected him': Philomena Lee calls on Senators to support Adoption Bill

The Seanad is set to debate a Bill on the rights of adopted people this week.

From TheJournal.ie From the streets of Thailand to a living room in Ireland: One dog's story Three Legged Miracle

From the streets of Thailand to a living room in Ireland: One dog's story

Chaya escaped abduction into the dog-meat market when she was adopted by Deirdre McDonnell

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'At aged 48, I found out I was adopted. When I found my mother, it was too late' Search

Column: 'At aged 48, I found out I was adopted. When I found my mother, it was too late'

It took Harry Foley 20 years to find his brother and sisters in Ireland. He said the State need to take hold of the situation and apologise.

From TheJournal.ie Philomena Lee deserves an apology from the state: Labour TD The Hardest Word

Philomena Lee deserves an apology from the state: Labour TD

Anne Ferris was opening a world adoption conference in UCC today.

From TheJournal.ie Philomena Lee to tell world conference about her forced adoption in Ireland Children

Philomena Lee to tell world conference about her forced adoption in Ireland

A major international conference in Cork today will hear from a number of speakers about adoption law.

From TheJournal.ie Philomena Lee to speak about her experience of forced adoption in Ireland Children's Rights

Philomena Lee to speak about her experience of forced adoption in Ireland

The event will see a number of different international experts discussing children’s rights in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Mother-and-baby home survivors concerned over ministerial switch-around New Boss

Mother-and-baby home survivors concerned over ministerial switch-around

James Reilly has taken over at the Department of Children — just days before the establishment of the large-scale inquiry into mother-and-baby homes.

From TheJournal.ie Singapore national library to destroy LGBT-themed children's books Books

Singapore national library to destroy LGBT-themed children's books

Library says three books are contrary to its “pro-family” stance.

From TheJournal.ie International judge should chair mother-and-baby investigation, survivors say The Commission

International judge should chair mother-and-baby investigation, survivors say

Groups representing survivors of the institutions are meeting with Children’s Minister Charlie Flanagan today.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: It may seem heartless, but we shouldn't fund an inquiry into religious-run homes Mother And Baby

Opinion: It may seem heartless, but we shouldn't fund an inquiry into religious-run homes

I shudder to imagine what those mothers and their beautiful babies went through. But we need to ask the difficult question: is this the correct use of funds that children living today so badly need?

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Adoption, illegitimate children and ‘the bogey of proselytism’ in Catholic Ireland Adoption

Opinion: Adoption, illegitimate children and ‘the bogey of proselytism’ in Catholic Ireland

The history of Ireland’s legal adoption battle is fraught with examples of church-state collusion, even after 1952 when legislation for it was finally enacted in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie There are 14 times more Irish people looking to adopt than there are children available Adoption

There are 14 times more Irish people looking to adopt than there are children available

However the Children’s Rights Alliance has warned that Ireland must not adopt from countries not inside The Hague recommendations.

From TheJournal.ie How should Irish adoption laws be changed? Oireachtas Agenda

How should Irish adoption laws be changed?

Representatives from a number of groups will address the Health Committee on this issue today.

Louth kitten pleas to be rescued from 'randy bitch' in brilliantly odd adoption ad

“I might have nothing left by the time the horny bitch is done with me”.

From TheJournal.ie State 'robbing adoptees of their identities' by denying access to birth certs Averil Power

State 'robbing adoptees of their identities' by denying access to birth certs

Fianna Fáil senator Averil Power, who was adopted from a mother-and-baby home, has called for access rights to be given,

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou McDonald warns that Tuam mass grave could be one of 'dozens' Tip Of The Iceberg

Mary Lou McDonald warns that Tuam mass grave could be one of 'dozens'

Sinn Féin’s deputy leader has called for a public inquiry to look into all mother and baby homes nationwide.

Mum receives surprise adoption papers from daughter she took in 10 years ago

Best Mother’s Day present ever.

From TheJournal.ie Children's minister commits to ending the 'trauma' caused by current adoption laws Anomaly

Children's minister commits to ending the 'trauma' caused by current adoption laws

A legal anomaly in relation to step-parent adoption means that natural parents have to adopt their own children.

From TheJournal.ie "For 23 years I lived with pain in my heart that I had lost my own baby" Open Adoption Bill

"For 23 years I lived with pain in my heart that I had lost my own baby"

The bill will allow adoptive parents and close blood relatives of an adopted child to agree access arrangements.

From TheJournal.ie 'A truly remarkable woman': Philomena a 'catalyst' for increase in adoption queries Adoption

'A truly remarkable woman': Philomena a 'catalyst' for increase in adoption queries

Children’s Minister Frances Fitzgerald has said she would welcome a meeting with the campaigner Philomena Lee.

From TheJournal.ie Government begin bid to allow same-sex couples to adopt Guardianship

Government begin bid to allow same-sex couples to adopt

The consultation process on the Child and Family Relationships Bill will now begin in the Oireachtas.

From TheJournal.ie Stop people aged over 42 adopting from another country? That's discriminatory Children

Stop people aged over 42 adopting from another country? That's discriminatory

The Children’s Minister made the comment today following a call from the Adoption Authority of Ireland to put an age limit of 42 on intercountry adoptions.

From TheJournal.ie Give adopted people their records, says the real Philomena Search

Give adopted people their records, says the real Philomena

Philomena Lee is in Dublin today urging the Irish government to release adoption records.

From TheJournal.ie NAMA leaks, Russian adoption, and everything else happening in Leinster House today Oireachtas Agenda

NAMA leaks, Russian adoption, and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

From TheJournal.ie UK authorities 'forcibly removed baby from Italian's womb' Italian

UK authorities 'forcibly removed baby from Italian's womb'

The mother of the child has now launched a legal battle.

From TheJournal.ie Adoption Explainer: What’s the first step to take if you want to trace your parents Search

Adoption Explainer: What’s the first step to take if you want to trace your parents

There are a couple of routes you can take, says the Adoption Authority of Ireland, but added there are delays, so you should start your search as soon as possible.

Blind puppy and ‘seeing eye’ brother adopted after adorable hug goes viral

The shelter was inundated with requests to adopt the cuddling pair.