13/06/2019

Rights And Needs Of Adopted People Must Be Reflected In Law - FF

The rights and needs of adopted persons must be reflected in law and the Oireachtas must recognise the right of adopted persons to their identity, Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs, Anne Rabbitte, has said.

Deputy Rabbitte was speaking as the Adoption (Information and Tracing Bill) 2016 was debated in the Seanad today.

She continued: "This Bill is an important first step for people who have been adopted and want to know basic facts about their own background and identity. At present we do not have legislation which affords adopted people this right.

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