Throughout the 1940’s and 50’s, it is estimated that there were in the region of 60,000 children adopted in Ireland. Some were raised by loving parents and shown a privileged life, whereas others were not so fortunate. Regardless of their circumstances, the laws surrounding adoption were the same for everyone. Adoptees did not have access to the names of their birth parents or to any information regarding their medical history, and in most cases found it extremely difficult to obtain a copy of their own birth certificates.
With the impending new legislation, these rules are soon to change. The cabinet has signed off new laws which will afford adoptees the right to access their birth certificates. This will open the floodgates for many people who have spent their entire lives wondering if they would ever locate their birth parents or relatives.
Finders International welcome the opportunity to assist in the search for adopted birth parents or relatives. Only recently we took on a case where one adopted brother had searched for five years for his other brother, also adopted. They lived their entire lives into their eighties without knowing each other. Within weeks we had united them for the first time.
If you have been adopted and would like us to help you in locating your nearest living relative, why not contact us today for a quote. You can get in touch by calling +353 (0)1 691 7252 or via our contact page or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Finders in the Irish Independent: How Finders reunited brothers who had never met, now aged 78 & 80.