The Right to Know

Every person should have the right to know who their parents were. It may seem obvious but for many years in Ireland people who were adopted, did not enjoy that privilege.

Fortunately, their time has come. President Higgins has signed the Birth information and Tracing Act 2022. Persons who were adopted and in certain care arrangements or who were the subject of incorrect birth registrations can now form part of a register made available by the Adoption Authority and the Child and Family agency to trace their birth family and gain medical information which was denied to them for so long.

The civil registration act of 2004 will be amended accordingly. The register will open in October 2022. Be sure to register.

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