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Cabinet Expected To Approve Plans To Give Adopted People Access To Their Birth Certs.

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Tuam Mother and Baby Home Alliance says people have been waiting decades for this ..


Plans to give adopted people the right to access their birth certificates are expected to be approved by Cabinet this morning.

Children's Minister Roderic O'Gorman is bringing proposed Birth Information and Tracing legislation before his government colleagues.

It's expected the legislation will change the long standing situation where the right to privacy of the birth mother took precedence over the rights of the adopted person.

The legislation is likely to give adopted people access to their full birth certs, the name of their birth mother and other documentation from their early lives.

Breeda Murphy of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home Alliance says people have been waiting decades for this:

Breeda Murphy says the Minister is giving those affected a chance to look at the proposed bill, but they've some concerns:


Speaking on Tuesday afternoon, Susan Lohan, co-founder of the Adoption Rights Alliance, says the 'devil will be in the detail' of this leglisation:

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