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Friday, June 22, 2018

Irish adoption files under examination

HUNDREDS, if not thousands, of Irish people are unaware that their parents are not their birth parents after the uncovering of a scandal in which adoption societies, from at least the 1940s until 1969, incorrectly registered births when they gave or sold “illegitimate” children to adoptive parents.

The practice of adoption of such babies was run by religious orders of nuns, including the Sisters of Charity. An investigation of files on children at the Sisters of Charity’s adoption society, St Patrick’s Guild, has revealed that at least 126 people were affected and are now being traced and informed of the situation.

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