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To: The Irish Government

Birth certs for Adoptees NOW

We, the undersigned, want a simple, single paragraph amendment to the Civil Registration Act passed IMMEDIATELY to give adopted people the right to access their birth certificates.The Amendment can be appended to any legislation currently being passed by the Oireachtas.

The proposed text is as follows:
"An tArd-Chláraitheoir shall on an application made in the prescribed manner by an adopted person, a record of whose birth is kept by an tArd-Chláraitheoir and who has reached the age of 18 years supply to that person on payment of the prescribed fee (if any) such information as is necessary to enable that person to obtain a certified copy of the record of his/her birth"

Why is this important?

The long-awaited publication of the report of the Commission of Enquiry into Mother & Baby Homes has caused great distress to adopted people and survivors of Mother & Baby Homes for its failure to practically address the problems faced by adopted people and by birth mothers. Signing this petition is a practical act of solidarity with adopted people and survivors & presents an opportunity to do something practical to help them RIGHT NOW. #BirthCerts4AdopteesNOW

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2021-01-15 23:35:37 +0000

20,000 signatures reached

2021-01-14 16:39:22 +0000

10,000 signatures reached

2021-01-14 16:34:07 +0000

Thanks to your support, 10,000 people (including a number of TDs) have already signed the petition in less than a day! Disappointing as the Report may be, everybody is talking about the Mother & Baby Homes scandal and we can use this moment to gather support behind our one simple demand - that adopted people, like everybody else, should be able to access their own birth certs.

Please keep sharing on every social media platform and try to include the hashtag #BirthCerts4AdopteesNOW in all your conversations about Mother & Baby Homes. Don't forget that, as well as sharing on social media, you can use the link here to email your contacts and email is probably the best way to contact your TDs and other elected representatives - their support will be needed to get this campaign over the line.

Keep sharing and keep using the hashtag #BirthCerts4AdopteesNOW - together we can make so much noise that this simple demand can no longer be ignored!

Thank you!

2021-01-14 09:10:53 +0000

5,000 signatures reached

2021-01-13 19:57:48 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2021-01-13 18:50:03 +0000

500 signatures reached

2021-01-13 18:01:42 +0000

100 signatures reached

2021-01-13 17:53:09 +0000

50 signatures reached

2021-01-13 17:47:26 +0000

25 signatures reached

2021-01-13 17:42:47 +0000

10 signatures reached