Friday 24 November 2017

Adoption legislation is a step in the right direction

‘Most adopted people make a search for birth information at some point in their lives’ (picture posed)
‘Most adopted people make a search for birth information at some point in their lives’ (picture posed)
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

John B Reid (Letters, Irish Independent, July 31) may well be justified in being “staggered” by the lack of vision on a broad range of matters by the current Government.

However, legislation to make it easier for adopted children to discover their birth families is recognition of a much needed and desired change and has been painstakingly lobbied for by adopted people for many years.

The rights of the birth families to privacy is also being taken into consideration in the legislation.

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