Monday 11 December 2017

Adoptees deserve adult treatment

Mary Kenny's article (Irish Independent, March 14) contains a number of good points: a loving and supportive family provides the best start in life for most people and some mothers do feel adoption gives their child a better chance in life.

However, I believe that Joan Burton's elevation to Cabinet is neither an endorsement nor a criticism of adoption practice. For example, if Ms Burton singlehandedly destroys any semblance of social protection during her time as minister, will there be a similar article condemning adoption or supportive families?

On the contrary, I would hope that Ms Burton has reached her post as a result of her ability and hard work.

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