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    In 2010 Ireland ratified the Hague Convention – it was about making sure that adoptions worked well for children and reduced the likelihood of irregularities within the adoptive process. But it has had quite catastrophic effects for  those who are trying to adopt. Keelin spoke to Kiernan Gildea, acting CEO of the Adoption Authority of Ireland and Irish Times journalist Rosita Boland who has been trying to adopt since 2006.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0310/601227-today-with-sean-o-rourke-monday-10-march-2014/?clipid=1504821
    Adoption

    Adoption

    Yesterday Brian O’Connell brought us the extraordinary story of a mother and son reunited after 44 years. Dee Templeton had last seen her son Micheál when he was taken from her at a mother and baby home when she was just 16 and yesterday they told us of their story. Today in the second part of our series on adoption, Brian brings us the stories of two people who unfortunately have yet to find happy endings and also looks at difficulties people are having accessing their records. Sean was joined by Brian and by Susan Lohan from Adoption Rights Alliance.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0205/502355-today-with-sean-o-rourke-wednesday-5-february-2014/?clipid=1410633
    Adoption: Mother and Son reunited after 44 years

    Adoption: Mother and Son reunited after 44 years

    The Oscar nominated film, Philomena  is the story of one of the many young unmarried mothers in Ireland  who had their babies given up for adoption due to societal and family pressures. Today and tomorrow, Brian O’Connell reports on the children who were given up for adoption and the search undertaken by their birth mothers to reunite with the child they were forced to give up.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0204/502113-today-with-sean-o-rourke-tuesday-4-february-2014/?clipid=1409817
    Adoption Story: Senator Averil Power

    Adoption Story: Senator Averil Power

    Senator Averil Power was born in 1978, and her parents told her when she was 8 or 9 that she was adopted.. and then it was never mentioned again. She grew up in a small council house in Shankill, with her mum Jennifer and Dad Paul. She remembers initially being shocked.. but then it kind of made sense. She had always felt very different from the rest of her family. Averil tells the story of the whole process of finding and meeting her birth mother and how it has changed her whole life.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-john-murray-show/programmes/2013/0726/464782-the-john-murray-show-friday-26-july-2013/?clipid=1275612
    Adoption

    Adoption

    Beth called Liveline to talk about the challenges she's facing adopting a child from Bulgaria. There have been changes in the way the inter country adoption system works since the ratification of the Hague convention in 2010. Deputy Charles Flanagan called in to say that he had raised the issue in the Dail and was concerned at the level of fees involved for prospective parents.Jacinta told of her frustration at having been cleared to adopt a child as a single person but is now faced with having to go through the new system which will cost her extra money that ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/liveline/programmes/2012/1106/354993-liveline-tuesday-6-november-2012/?clipid=941932
    Japanese Adult Adoptions

    Japanese Adult Adoptions

    For those of you who have a business that you built through sweat and blood, but your children are lazy old so-and-sos who won’t get off the couch, listen up as we might just have a solution for you... Did you know that America and Japan have the highest rates of adoption in the world – with one big difference. While the vast majority of adoptees in the U.S. are children, they account for just 2% of adoptions in Japan. The other 98% are adults! They are usually male and aged between 25 and 30 - you see in Japan, ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/mooney/programmes/2012/1023/345963-mooney-programmes/?clipid=926549
    Mooney Tuesday 23 October 2012

    Mooney Tuesday 23 October 2012

    NestWatch 2013 - Blue Tit We've got a pair of Blue Tits in our first nest of the year located at Derek's house in Dublin. The nest is almost complete and the female has now laid seven eggs! We are expecting the eggs to hatch on either Tuesday, June 4th or Wednesday, June 5th - it's getting close now! Click here to watch NestWatch 2013 - Swallow We're watching a pair of Swallows building a nest in a shed behind Áras an Uachtaráin. Click here to watch Click here to listen back to Eric Dempsey’s documentary about the Swallow: From ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/mooney/programmes/2012/1023/345963-mooney-programmes/

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