Sinn Féin legislation ‘a chance to finally deliver justice for adopted people’
Cavan Monaghan Sinn Féin TD, Matt Carthy, has urged all TDs from his constituency to support a Sinn Féin Bill that will ensure that adopted people have a right to access their birth certificate and other information.
The legislation was debated in the Dáil on Wednesday morning and is due to be voted on this evening, Thursday.
Deputy Carthy said:
“This is a crucially important week is the Dáil as we will have the opportunity to finally do right by all adopted people, and to ensure that they have a legal right to access their own birth certificate, once over 18.
“This is an opportunity to deliver justice to adoptees, many of whom have been waiting decades to access their personal records.
“It is shameful that so many adopted people have been treated so atrociously while seeking even the most basic knowledge about themselves.
“We finally have the chance to right this historic wrong. We can put an end to all of these excessive delays.
“Sinn Féin have worked closely with survivors on this and listened to their calls for action. This legislation is led and is widely supported by survivors and adoptee groups. It’s time to listen to them and put right an historic wrong.
“I am urging all TDs to back the Bill when it comes before the Dáil”.