Sinn Féin TD Pauline Tully has urged TDs from all parties for Cavan-Monaghan to do right by adopted people and support Sinn Féin’s legislation to ensure they have a legal right to access their own birth certificate.
The legislation will go before the Dáil on Wednesday.
Teachta Tully said:
“Wednesday is a hugely important day as the Dáil will consider Sinn Féin’s legislation to ensure all adopted people over the age of 18 have a legal right to access their own birth certificate. I am calling on all TDs to do right by adopted people and back this Bill.
“After decades of waiting, we can finally right a historic wrong and deliver justice for adopted people who have been denied access to their birth certificates and their personal information.
“For far too long, many adopted people have been treated appallingly when they have tried to access even the most basic information about themselves.
“On Wednesday, we can finally make this happen and deliver this right. We can ensure there are no more delays.
“Sinn Féin spokesperson on Children, Kathleen Funchion TD, has worked closely with survivors on this legislation to listen to their calls for action. This legislation is led and is widely supported by survivors and adoptee groups. It’s time to listen to survivors and put this right.
“Help us to make this happen- I am calling on everyone to show your support online and contact your local TDs. “I am urging all TDs to back the Bill when it comes before the Dáil next week. On Wednesday, we have an opportunity to right this historic wrong and make a real difference for adopted people.”