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Adoption Loss Welcomes Minister's Statement That The Term "Birth Mother" Is Reductive.

File image: Minister, Roderic O'Gorman/RollingNews

Roderic O'Gorman said yesterday another term should be used.

A group representing parents who've lost their children to adoption agree the term 'Birth Mother' is hurtful and reductive.

It's after Children's Minister Roderic O'Gorman said yesterday another term should be used.

Bernie from the AdoptionLoss group gave birth to her child at the Bessborough Mother and Baby Home in Cork.

She says changes to the phase in the Birth Information and Tracing Bill would mean a lot:


Other terms like 'Natural Parent' are far more appropriate than 'Birth Mother' for those who've lost their children to adoption, according to Adoption Loss.

Bernie says it's not fair to refer to her as a 'birth mother', and she'd welcome a change of phase in the Birth Information and Tracing Bill

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