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    Adoption Files 1948 – 1972

    Adoption Files 1948 – 1972

    Adoption Files 1948 – 1972 by Catriona Crowe Philomena, the movie about Philomema Lee’s search for her son given up for adoption, has raised interest again in the 2000+ Irish children adopted in the US between 1948 and 1972, all of them taken from mother and baby homes or Magdalene asylums. In early 1996, I discovered around 2000 files in the National Archives relating to Irish children adopted in the United States. The files had been there since 1990, but no-one knew about them. I had heard Maggie Butler, who had been one of those children, on the radio talking ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0302/506580-the-history-show-sunday-2-march-2014/?clipid=1427004

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