Tuesday 6 December 2016

Recent revelations show time for secrets and shame has passed

Published 16/06/2014 | 02:30

Ann Lovett’s grave in Granard, Co Longford.
Ann Lovett’s grave in Granard, Co Longford.

* I wish to respond to Martina Devlin's article regarding birth mothers of adoptees (Irish Independent, June 12).

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It first presumes that adoptees of adult age have no understanding of empathy. They are the people who understand most what their birth mothers have suffered in this nation of shame and secrets.

They have thought long and hard before attempting to seek their birth parents and have also had to consider the impact of such a search on the feelings of their adoptive parents.

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