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From TheJournal.ie 'I was told not to touch him or bond with him because that was for his other mother' Illegal Adoption

'I was told not to touch him or bond with him because that was for his other mother'

Tressa Reeves was separated from her son for 52 years.

From TheJournal.ie 'Ireland's history needs to be cleaned up': Calls for scope of Mother and Baby Homes inquiry to be extended Adoption

'Ireland's history needs to be cleaned up': Calls for scope of Mother and Baby Homes inquiry to be extended

The Coalition of Mother and Baby Home Survivors also called for a full national DNA database with free testing for all adoptees and illegal adoptees.

From TheJournal.ie Heart-wrenching documentary shines light on adoption trade of Irish 'illegitimate children' Ireland's Lost Babies

Heart-wrenching documentary shines light on adoption trade of Irish 'illegitimate children'

Martin Sixsmith travels to Ireland and America to reveal the moving stories of parents and children.

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 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,