Breaking: Birth registration errors revealed by Irish adoption agency

first_imgMinister for Children Katherine Zappone has today announced details of an adoption scandal where at least 126 births between 1946 and 1969 were incorrectly registered. Tusla – Child and Family Agency has identified historical errors in the registrations of birth in the records of St Patrick’s Guild national adoption agency in Dublin.The error means that some people born between 1946 and 1969 had their adoptive parents names on their birth certs rather than their birth parents. Of the 126 people, 79 may not be unaware of the true circumstances of their birth and may not know they were adopted.  A further 16 cases from the same time period are being examined to establish if they are also incorrect registrations.Tusla has been tasked by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, with identifying, locating and contacting those affected, as a matter of urgency. While the 126 cases have been identified, significant work remains to identify, locate and inform those affected.Tusla has created a dedicated team of experienced practitioners to carry out this work.A helpline has been set up for anyone who has concerns about their adoption. The helpline number is 1800 805 665  and is open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday. Breaking: Birth registration errors revealed by Irish adoption agency was last modified: May 29th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more