20,000 signatures reached
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